BENTONVILLE, Ark. Walmart announced that it has donated $1 million for emergency relief in response to the recent earthquake in Chile.
"With the impact of this earthquake on our own communities, customers, associates and suppliers, we wanted to reach out with assistance as soon as possible," said Eduardo Solorzano, president and CEO of Walmart Latin America, and vice chairman of D&S, Walmart's retail operation in Chile. "Our operations in Chile are actively engaged in providing assistance on the ground, and we're continuing to monitor the situation and look for additional ways that we can help with relief efforts."
Walmart acquired D&S in January 2009. D&S currently has more than 34,000 associates and operates 255 stores throughout the country.