CAMP HILL, Pa., 2016-Aug-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Rite Aid Foundation announced today an additional $50,000 donation to the American Red Cross Louisiana Capital Area to help with ongoing flood relief efforts across the greater Baton Rouge area. The donation will be used to provide 11,000 comfort kits, containing personal hygiene products and snacks, to people displaced by the flooding.
“The flooding in Louisiana has brought devastation and uncertainty to tens of thousands of people,” said Elizabeth Penniman, vice president of communications for the American Red Cross. “Thanks to the generosity of partners like The Rite Aid Foundation, the Red Cross will be able to support the 18 shelters open throughout the area, continue to distribute relief supplies and provide comfort to people hit hard by this historic event.”
The Rite Aid Foundation previously announced a $50,000 donation to help with relief efforts on Aug. 15.
Rite Aid operates 61 stores in Louisiana, including 11 in the greater Baton Rouge area. The Company employs nearly 1,000 associates across the state.
Since its inception in 2001, The Rite Aid Foundation has awarded nearly $27 million to non-profit organizations. Additionally, Rite Aid, through the efforts of its customers, supplier partners and associates, has also raised more than $75 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across the country since 1994.
Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) is one of the nation’s leading drugstore chains with nearly 4,600 stores in 31 states and the District of Columbia and fiscal 2016 annual revenues of $30.7 billion. Information about Rite Aid, including corporate background and press releases, is available through the company’s website at www.riteaid.com.
Source: Rite Aid Corporation