Walmart pledges up to $20 million in hurricane relief

Walmart pledges up to $20 million in hurricane relief

Nebraska Athletics will also alert Husker Fans how to donate to the Red Cross for Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief at Saturday's home opener against Arkansas State. These photos illustrate the dramatic affect of Harvey throughout Texas before and after the Category 4 hurricane hit.

- The American Red Cross is accepting donations on its website.

"This relief fund is a way for Northern Colorado and Bohemian Foundation to help the thousands of individuals who have suffered losses from Hurricane Harvey", said Pat Stryker, founder of Bohemian Foundation, in a prepared statement. "We are on the ground to help our friends and neighbors in the Gulf region, and we'll continue to be in the tough days, weeks, and months ahead".

The $1 million donation on behalf of the Giants adds to similar donations made by Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, the Houston Texans, Detroit Lions, Baltimore Ravens, New England Patriots, New York Jets and others. So, with the Red Cross, Walmart is donating in kind, matching any donation in store.

The initial focus will be on mega-shelters, which provide items to meet basic needs, such as water, infant formula, diapers, underwear and personal hygiene products. It also hopes to increase comfort in the shelters by providing items such as TVs, DVDs, games and stuffed animals for children and healthy snacks.

- The Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund of Houston's mayor, Sylvester Turner, which is administered by the Greater Houston Community Foundation. The campaign runs through September 6.

To assist in the immediate emergency response to devastating rains and floods along the Texas Gulf Coast, The Pittsburgh Foundation's Board has approved an emergency $50,000 grant to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund at the Greater Houston Community Foundation.



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