The Indio City Council recognized Walmart Supercenter in Indio on July 18, 2018, for their assistance during the April music festivals and donating hundreds of plants to the City. Walmart accommodated hundreds of festival goers on their parking lot during the second weekend of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival after major winds delayed the opening of the campgrounds at the Empire Polo Club. A new phenomenon known as “Walmart-chella” was created and it rung the cash registers of local businesses throughout Indio. Walmart also donated hundreds of plants to the City after solar panels caused a fire to the building on May 29, 2018. The plants could no longer be sold after the fire, but Walmart decided to donate them to the City rather than disposing them. As the only Tree City USA community in the Coachella Valley, Indio will make good use of the plants to provide additional shading, cut cooling/healing costs, cleanse the air, and increase property values by beautifying neighborhoods.