• Michelle Hebert

Sam's Club waives membership fees for Hurricane Irma victims

All Sam’s Club stores that are located in areas that were affected during Hurricane Irma have reopened and have temporarily waived membership fees as of Sept 13, 2017. "During a time of emergency, the priority at Sam’s Club is to identify the best ways to serve the communities it calls home," Laura Ladd Poff, Sam’s Club spokesperson said.

Since Sam’s has done this, civilians who choose to can purchase gas, food, and other needed supplies from the store without worry of the membership fee temporarily. The Tallahassee Democrat reported, “a Sam's representative said it has not yet been determined when membership fees will be required again.”

Seven locations in Georgia are doing this, and 53 locations in Florida are doing this, according to the Sam’s Club Corporation. The two closest locations to Cairo are in Tallahassee, Fla., and Valdosta, Ga.: 3122 Dick Wilson Blvd and 450 Norman Drive.

Sam’s also went out of its way to help Hurricane Harvey victims. Sam’s locations that were in the path of Harvey were opened and membership fees were also waived for people who wished to shop at Sam’s. FedEx and Sam’s teamed up to collect donations, supplies and money, for victims of Hurricane Harvey in Roanoke, Va.