Local emergency response programs got a boost in funds thanks to the generosity of Wal-Mart shoppers.
Throughout the month of August cashiers at Wal-Mart across the country asked customers to add a donation to the Red Cross onto their purchase. In Langford a total of $5,662 was collected.
The money raised locally stays within Greater Victoria and will be used to help families in emergency situations, such as replacing belongings after a home fire or flood.
Nationally, the annual fundraiser has brought in over $16 million since 2003, making Wal-Mart the largest corporate donor to the Canadian Red Cross.