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Among the Essentials, a Delivery of Hope

By Gary Darnell, Sr. Manager – Logistics, Walmart U.S.

He was sure there was plenty of emergency freight that had to be delivered, but that wasn’t a request he was met with on the other end of the line. The operator instead asked how his family fared in… Read More

One Nurse, 16 Infants, and a Storm’s Ultimate Test

By Shannon Frederick, Sr. Director, Walmart Foundation

During Hurricane Katrina, there were many others she believes are equally deserving of that title. Her fellow medical staff at New Orleans Memorial Medical Center who worked while separated from… Read More

With Grit and Heart, Two Mississippi Stores Return

By Brian Thomas, Market Manager – Southeast Division, Walmart U.S.

In the last few days of August 2005, Kim’s community was forever changed as Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast. Kim’s home was damaged, not destroyed, but her workplace – the supercenter she and… Read More

Katrina Devastated, But Courage and Compassion Survived

By Emily Schmid, Sr. Manager, Walmart Digital Communications

Demand for fuel  – on top of food, water and other necessities – was high in those days after Hurricane Katrina, and any time Mike, then a regional general manager at Sam’s Club, and his… Read More

Giving Veterans a New Mission With Team Rubicon

By Lee Siler, Sr. Manager, Operations Support & Disaster Relief, Walmart Foundation

It was their job to help begin the recovery process – to salvage what they could of people’s lives and property. And this was their resting place for the evening. Portable cots, lined up, one beside… Read More

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