Online shopping giants Walmart Foundation and Flipkart Foundation on Thursday said they have together contributed more than Rs. 2crore (USD 2,50,000) towards flood relief work in Assam.
According to a joint statement issued by the companies, it said that the funds will help humanitarian organization ‘Doctors For You’ support people impacted in the region.
The Doctors For You supplies relief 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 CEO of Walmart Foundation.
"The people of Assam have been severely affected by the floods and our endeavour is to provide the necessary support, care and compassion that is needed. 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 reported by PTI.
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 company has also mobilized employee contributions for this cause, the statement said.
Walmart Foundation is a CSR arm of Walmart, while the Flipkart Foundation represents the Flipkart Group.