14/12/2015 4:54 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

Chennai Rains: Walmart Donates Rs 1 Crore Towards Relief Fund

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NEW DELHI -- Retail major Walmart and its philanthropic unit Walmart Foundation have committed Rs 1 crore towards relief efforts for flood victims in Chennai and other parts of Tamil Nadu.

"The Walmart Foundation has committed Rs 1 crore to Charities Aid Foundation India (CAF India) for the provision of health and hygiene kits, food baskets, safe drinking water and tarpaulins," Walmart said in a statement.

In addition, many Walmart India associates made immediate in-kind contribution (clothes and other urgent supplies) to the NGO, Goonj, in response to the crisis, it added.

Krish Iyer, President & CEO, Walmart India said: "We stand by the people of Chennai and neighboring areas of Tamil Nadu who have been affected by the floods.

"In addition to the relief grant of Rs 1 crore by Walmart Foundation, we have pledged our support to the community through voluntary in-kind donations and volunteering activities.

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