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Several retailers have gotten out front on relief efforts to responds to the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti on Tuesday, causing untold human and infrastructure damage.

• Walmart announced that a $500,000 monetary donation to Red Cross emergency relief efforts in Haiti. The company is also sending pre-packaged food kits valued at $100,000 to Haiti at the request of the Red Cross. And, the company is providing a place on its website through which customers and associates can make donations to nonprofits that are also supporting relief efforts in Haiti.

Business Week reports that “Publix Super Markets said Wednesday it will accept donations from customers and employees in Florida to help victims of the earthquake that struck Haiti Tuesday. The company also said Publix Super Markets Charities will give $100,000 to the relief efforts. The money will be sent to the American Red Cross for the Haiti Relief & Development Fund.”

• The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports that has placed a box on its home page that gives its shoppers the ability to donate money to Haiti relief efforts through charity Mercy Corps.
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