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WAL-MART ASSOCIATES RESPOND TO HURRICANE ANDREW

 WAL-MART ASSOCIATES RESPOND TO HURRICANE ANDREW
 BENTONVILLE, Ark., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Hurricane relief teams


within Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. have been actively providing assistance to residents of southern Florida since last Friday when the company began delivering pre-hurricane supplies such as plastic sheeting, masking tape, batteries, etc. to prepare for the storm.
 Wal-Mart was the first to deliver drinking water to victims in Florida City, and trucks continue to deliver trailer loads of water and ice to Kendall and South Florida communities. Also, water, food and merchandise was donated and delivered to the flood victims south of Naples. In the communities in south Louisiana, Wal-Mart is again providing needed assistance. The company has been and continues to coordinate with vendors to send truckloads of food items, as well as generators, chainsaws, charcoal, lanterns and fuel, baby formula, diapers, flashlights, batteries, blankets and sleeping bags, portable stoves, coolers, etc.
 Wal-Mart disaster relief "teams" remain on site providing needed assistance to associates and customers. Wal-Mart officials from the Home Office are in the distressed areas writing checks to associates through the company's disaster relief program, which aids Wal-Mart and Sam's associates with merchandise and financial needs whose homes are damaged in a natural disaster. This same program was of significant importance to company associates during Hurricane Hugo. So far, $20,000 has been donated to the Red Cross chapters in Dade and Broward counties for additional assistance.
 "Wal-Mart associates are known for making things happen, and this is certainly no exception," said David Glass, Wal-Mart president and chief executive officer. "Responding to the needs of our customers is simply a part of Wal-Mart culture and we will continue to provide assistance wherever needed."
 Wal-Mart and Sam's associates across the country have volunteered their assistance in the relief efforts by raising money for various relief agencies. Some stores have coordinated with local efforts by acting as a collection point for goods to be delivered to hurricane victims.
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 /CONTACT: Jane Arend of Wal-Mart, 501-273-4314/
 (WMT) CO: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ST: Arkansas IN: REA SU:


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