Walmart-Flipkart help with Assam Flood relief

American multinational Walmart and its Indian partner Flipkart have jointly contributed over Rs 2 crore towards flood relief in Assam as part of its CSR initiative.

Walmart Foundation and Flipkart Foundation have contributed more than Rs 2 crore (USD 2,50,000) to flood relief work in Assam.

In a joint statement, the duo also said that the funds would help the humanitarian organisation “Doctors For You” support people impacted in the region. “Doctors For You” will supply kits with essential food items, medicines, and hygiene-care products and offers healthcare and psychological support to the affected population.

"Our hearts are with those affected by the devastating flooding in Assam, and together with the Flipkart Foundation, we are here to support relief efforts,” said Julie Gehrki, Vice President and COO, Walmart Foundation.

“The people of Assam have been severely affected by the floods, and we endeavour to provide the necessary support, care and compassion. With support from our colleagues across the organisation, we hope to leverage our capabilities and mobilise resources toward the most critical needs of people and communities," said Rajneesh Kumar, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Flipkart Group.

As floods continue in several parts of India, Flipkart, through its CSR arm, is also partnering with Goonj to raise funds from customers to provide critical medical supplies and essential relief materials for flood relief efforts in the country. The statement added that the company has also mobilised employee contributions for this cause.

Walmart Foundation is a CSR arm of Walmart, while Flipkart Foundation is that of e-commerce player Flipkart Group.
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