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Double Your Donation To Hurricane Harvey Relief Thanks to Walmart & Sam’s Club

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In the wake of the disaster in Texas, Walmart has launched a new customer campaign in conjunction with the American Red Cross to assist with Hurricane Harvey relief. AND Walmart has offered to match and double customer donations of up to $10 million! Walmart will also give an additional $10 million in cash donations and products for a total of up to $20 million. Awesome!

Customers can donate in store at registers in Walmart and/or Sam’s Clubs or online at Walmart.com and/or Samsclub.com. You can also text WALMART to 90999 to donate $10 through your wireless carrier as a one-time $10 addition to your mobile bill.

This money will be used to create more shelters to house those who are facing long term needs and to buy basic necessities like diapers, formula and food. They’ll also be providing TVs, DVDs, and games in shelters, and stuffed animals for children, to help comfort those who have lost so much!

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  1. Holli

    I did this today! They asked at the register 🙂

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Sweet! Thanks for sharing Holli!

  2. Laura

    I’ve been hearing a lot of RED Cross bashing. But I wonder without them, where would all of the thousands of people be without them? They were there to help with the shelters. I didn’t see any other HUGE organization there helping.

    • IB

      The Red Cross has a history of traising a ton of money when disasters strike, but they use very little of it wisely. Google for details.

    • Laura

      Thank you all your feedback – but then why is it that so many are advertising to donate to the Red Cross? Verizon, Walmart, and why does Hip2save also let us know if this company is so bad. It doesn’t make sense. I hear from many on this page that there are other better charities, but yet none of them are being advertised – why not??

      • Sarah

        Because those organizations don’t use their resources for advertising. I honestly think that the companies promoting Red Cross don’t know any better or don’t care if they get their tax write off. Most people that talk about the Red Cross aren’t from the gulf coast and don’t see Red Cross on this scale. https://www.charitynavigator.org/ is the best spot to find accurate reviews. Personally if the charity isn’t four star rating, I don’t donate to them. Too many better ones

      • DV Riser

        UMCOR (United Methodist relief fund (go to UMCOR on line) uses 100% of your donations for the disaster area/folks. During the year, UMCOR has a one time (One Great Hour of Sharing) collection that covers all of their administrative costs. Their volunteers are at the disaster area for long term recovery.

  3. I

    Too bad the Red Cross has so many donations going that there’s no guarantee your money is going
    To the hurricane Harvey fund.

  4. Cw

    Yes and for every $1 donated to the Red Cross, something like .13 or .18 actually goes to the cause. The rest is their overhead and spreading it out to things you did not donate specifically for.

  5. Susi

    Samaratins purse will be there when the flood waters recede and the people are faced with the after math. They help tear down, clean and restore people’s homes. They will be there for many years to come
    I volunteer with this group and personally highly recommend it. I also encourage each person to research any organization before donating so you can rest assured your donations go where they are needed the most and your good hearted intentions are sent where you want it to be
    God Bless all who help in any way…it is all greatly appreciated

  6. kim

    I know Yeti coolers are crazy expensive,but they are donating 100% of online sales today to flood relief! my son has always wanted a yeti,so I bought one as an early xmas gift. I figured it’s like giving twice,a gift for my son,plus the money is being donated.

  7. Sara

    As someone who works in incident response and emergency management, I can share that managing donations and volunteers is a massive undertaking during a wide scale disaster.

    I’ll never forget a story I heard during Hurricane Sandy when thousands of bags of dog food were sent to feed displaced pets. And then the rats infested the dog food, which caused many more problems.

    My heart is with those who are helping! ❤️

  8. Amanda R

    Walmart is only accepting donations for the hurricane until Sept 7th and then it changes to helping a childrens foundation. I work at Walmart and read this memo they have on our computers. So just keep in mind if you want to donate through Walmart it is only running thru the 7th

  9. Susan

    While a know the cause is great I can’t give good consciencely to The Red cross. My dad could tell you stories from the Korean War when the solders who came in from the war zone were being charged money for coffee and the likes. So many ppl on the web talking about talking about the same type of thing. If I give I want my money to go 100% to the cause not to fatten the wallets of the big wigs. All one has to do is Google it, it’s right there.

  10. Deb Hovey

    I don’t donate to Red Cross, a few years ago one of the members was taking money, if 90% of my donation isn’t going to help people, I am not donating. Red Cross does so wll because of the advertising they do, which we pay for! Why some mant business’ use RedCross is because it’s easier for them, it is a well known name, but it doesn’t mean there aren’t better choices.

  11. Kim

    JJ watts of the Texans has set up a gofund and has raised 15 million. He is keeping the money local, first plan is to fill 9 semi trucks with supplies and his team will go into communities handing things out.

  12. Pam

    They do not use any of the donated funds for diapers. They somehow don’t think it’s a necessity. If you want to make sure people are getting diapers you’ll want to donate to their diaper bank.

  13. Maryann

    I’m on board with the work American Red Cross does. We visited the horrific site of the 911 devastation in NYC after Thanksgiving in 2001 ~ the ARC trucks and staff/volunteers were still there when others were long gone. We are fortunate to have this organization, even if there are hiccups at times.

  14. Patrick payne

    Brother told me that reaction and Walmart are working too gather and too lift the sperits of are nations people googly thebhelp me though these time and others I am proud and ready for a lowering day downloads the joy of the hart bet that brings are natescloser in lovrehelp hands

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