|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 6, 2021
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Volunteer Florida lauded Walmart’s recently committed donations in response to the Surfside Building Collapse. Walmart will donate over $50,000 to organizations assisting with relief efforts, which includes $20,000 in gift cards for the displaced families impacted by the disaster, a $25,000 donation to the Volunteer Florida Disaster Fund to assist with recovery efforts, a $5,000 donation to the Salvation Army, and in-kind supply donations to the Good360 program.
“The response I’ve seen in support of the Surfside community has been tremendous,” said Governor Ron DeSantis. “Our Volunteer Florida team and other state agencies have been working tirelessly to make sure the families and survivors have everything they need. Walmart’s generosity will go a long way to help this community recover.”
“As organizations and response teams rally to assist the Surfside community through this catastrophe, these contributions couldn’t come at a better time” said Volunteer Florida CEO Corey Simon. “Walmart’s multi-prong approach to support those affected by, and responding to, the collapse is a prime example of doing good for the greater good.”
“Walmart is committed to supporting communities, especially during times of disaster,” said Monesia T. Brown, Director of Public Affairs and Government Relations for Walmart. “We are proud to be able to assist those affected by the Surfside Condo Collapse.”
Walmart has a long history of providing aid in times of disaster by donating emergency supplies, such as food and water, home and personal products, and creating ways for associates and community members to locate and help one another.