Boulogne-Billancourt, FRANCE, 2015-10-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — In response to the heavy flooding that has hammered southeastern France over the past 48 hours, the Carrefour Foundation has released €100,000 to provide aid to victims in the Var and Alpes Maritimes departments. This donation to Secours Populaire in France will provide cleaning equipment to the flood victims (including pressure washers, mops, and dehumidifiers).
In addition, Carrefour stores in the Var and Alpes Maritimes departments worked with the Red Cross in the hours following the storms, providing water and hygiene kits. To support these efforts, the twenty-some Carrefour hypermarkets and Carrefour Market stores are holding a fundraising drive through October 18 to help the flood victims. When making a purchase, customers are given the option of donating to Secours Populaire, via €2 coupons available at the checkout counter. All funds raised will be distributed to local branches of the association.
In 2014, the Carrefour Foundation intervened twice in response to flooding in the Var department, providing supplies to affected families.