Flames from the Woolsey Fire near a lifeguard tower
Flames from the Woolsey Fire behind a lifeguard tower near Malibu. Courtesy OnScene.TV

Walmart and the Walmart Foundation have made a commitment to provide cash and product donations totaling $500,000 in response to the severe wildfires in California.

As part of this commitment, Walmart is working closely with local officials and governmental entities to help meet the needs of those affected.

“As the wildfires continue to spread through California our hearts go out to each and every person impacted,” said Julie Gehrki vice president of programs for Walmart.

“We’re proud to support the heroic efforts of first responders and will continue to help with relief efforts, working with non-profits, local officials and governmental organizations to identify needs and provide additional support,” she added.

The giant retailer has a history of providing aid in times of disaster. Last year it responded to hurricane disasters in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico with more than $38 million in cash and in-kind donations.

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Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.