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This country's largest retailers step up to the plate.

Discussion in '2005 Archive' started by carpro, Sep 2, 2005.

  1. carpro

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    Wal-Mart closes 123 stores from storm
    Retailer and its rivals pledge money and relief supplies after Hurricane Katrina slams Gulf Coast.
    August 31, 2005: 7:35 AM EDT
    By Parija Bhatnagar, CNN/Money staff writer

    NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Wal-Mart said Tuesday that it closed more than 120 stores due to Hurricane Katrina while the world's largest retailer and some of its biggest rivals donated money and supplies to residents in affected areas along the Gulf Coast states.

    Wal-Mart Stores (Research) said it would donate $1 million to the Salvation Army for relief assistance such as meals for victims and emergency and rescue personnel.

    The retailer said it would also accept customer donations nationwide at all of its stores this week as well as credit-card contributions through walmart.com.