The Walmart store in St. Thomas, Ontario, was recently recognized with an award of appreciation from the Disaster Management team at the St. Thomas branch. Every year, Walmart launches a campaign to raise funds at the till to help the Red Cross respond to disasters across the country.
All the funds raised through the campaign stay in the same communities where they were gathered to help in times of crisis. Funds support the Red Cross in providing those in need with critical access to food, shelter and supplies as well as emotional support and family reunification services.
The St. Thomas Walmart raised more than $15,000 during last year's annual campaign, the fifth highest total of all Ontario stores. To date, Walmart Canada has donated and raised over $18 million to support the Canadian Red Cross.
If you're a Walmart shopper, watch out for this year's campaign starting August 2.