Friday, September 16, 2005

Wal-Mart Opens Gift Registry for Hurricane Katrina Victims

More than 1,300 Hurricane Katrina victims have signed up for items they need through a new hurricane gift registry at Wal-Mart stores and online at

"So many friends and family members want to help hurricane victims in a tangible, personal way, and this registry is helping," said Pam Kohn, senior vice president for Wal-Mart. "Storm victims list items that they really need, and friends or family members can buy items for them at our stores or online."

By this morning, 1,358 storm victims had registered for items. The registry opened last Thursday.

Here's how it works:
Storm victims register for items by visiting a gift registry kiosk at Wal-Mart Supercenters and discount stores in the U.S., or online at

Friends or family members who want to purchase items for storm victims can go to the gift registry kiosk at Wal-Mart stores, or click on "Gift Registry" at They enter the name of a storm victim and select the items they wish to purchase.

Items purchased online can be shipped directly to the recipient; items purchased at stores must be shipped by the sender.