Walmart and its Foundation are committed to reacting quickly and efficiently in times of disaster. Walmart works to provide essentials such as food and water to the American Red Cross relief operations to meet life-sustaining needs. Since 2007, Walmart and its Foundation have donated more than $35 million for disaster preparedness and disaster relief efforts. Walmart also has invested in helping communities across the U.S. by hosting blood drives to provide lifesaving assistance. Walmart and its associates have provided an opportunity for people in the U.S. to give nearly 500,000 blood donations. Each blood donation can help save up to three lives. These are just a few of the many ways Walmart associates are working with the Red Cross to give back locally.