November 4, 2012
Albany, NY

Governor Cuomo Secures First Major Private Donation to Support New Yorkers in Recovery Effort

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New York State has secured the first major private donation from PepsiCo and Walmart to support New Yorkers in their recovery efforts after Hurricane Sandy.

State government is using every resource available to help New Yorkers recover from the damage and loss left by Hurricane Sandy, Governor Cuomo said. But there is always more that is needed, so private donations like these from Walmart and PepsiCo provide vital help to our families whose daily lives were impacted by the storm. I thank PepsiCo and Walmart for their generosity.

The PepsiCo family knows that many of our fellow citizens urgently need help, and we stand ready to do our part, said PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi. We applaud Governor Cuomo for his leadership and are donating significant quantities of our diverse food and beverage products to help as many impacted communities as possible.

Hurricane Sandy caused unspeakable devastation for millions of people, said Gisel Ruiz, Chief Operating Officer for Walmart U.S. Moments like this demand that we all come together business, government and community to help our neighbors rebuild their lives. Walmart is committed to doing its part to help with the recovery effort and will continue to coordinate closely with leaders like Governor Cuomo to help ensure that those who have been impacted have what they need to get through this difficult time.

Walmart donated six trailer truck loads of 60 pallets of dry food and beverages, 5,895 cases of cleaning supplies and 2,051 board games. PepsiCo donated five trailer truck loads of beverages and three trailer truck loads of snacks, totaling more than 100,000 cases of products. In addition, PepsiCo has committed to donating another 22 trailer truck loads of similar supplies over the next week.

These donations were loaded into National Guard vehicles today and will be distributed to New Yorkers in need throughout the affected regions. The Governor was at the Javits Center in Manhattan this afternoon to help load the donations.

The Governor also today named Secretary of State Cesar Perales to serve as the States Coordinator of Corporate Contributions. In this position, Mr. Perales will oversee and facilitate other requests from private organizations that want to make donations to help New Yorkers. Organizations interested in providing donations can go to the Governors website at

PepsiCo donated 8 trailer truck loads of the following items:




Lipton Tea


Diet Pepsi




Mountain Dew

Diet Mountain Dew





Lays Stax

Quaker Chewy and Breakfast Bars


Walmart donated 6 trailer truck loads of the following items:



Dry Groceries



21 pallets

Juice boxes

17 pallets


22 pallets


60 pallets


Cleaning Supplies


Heavy Duty Spunge Scrubber (3-count)

496 cases

Great Value Twin Pack Disinfectant Wipes

803 cases

Great Value Disinfectant 35 Wipes

146 cases

Great Value Disinfectant 35 Wipes Fresh

200 cases

Germ-X Aloe 10oz

611 cases

Germ-X 10oz

235 cases

Ajax Dish Soap Lemon 52oz

120 cases

Ajax Dish Soap Grape Fruit 52oz

60 cases

Blanket Grey T/TXL

24 cases

Great Value 8 Roll Paper Towel

2240 cases

Great Value Regular Bleach 182oz

960 cases


5895 cases


Board Games


Candyland Game

1100 pieces

Memory Assortment

548 pieces

Chutes and Ladders

403 pieces


2051 pieces

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