The Rite Aid Foundation to help further with ongoing flood relief efforts across the greater Baton Rouge area

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

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The Starbucks Foundation donates $100,000 to the American Red Cross to support flood relief efforts in southern Louisiana

The Starbucks Foundation donates $100,000 to the American Red Cross to support flood relief efforts in southern Louisiana
The Starbucks Foundation donates $100,000 to the American Red Cross to support flood relief efforts in southern Louisiana


Seattle, 2016-Aug-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Starbucks Foundation will donate $100,000 to the American Red Cross to aid the relief efforts in response to the devastating rain and flooding in southern Louisiana. In addition, the company has made an in-kind donation of packaged food, which American Red Cross staffers and volunteers will distribute to impacted residents and first responders.

“We continue to keep those impacted by the flooding in our thoughts and prayers,” said Derrick Pratt, Starbucks regional vice president. “We will support disaster relief efforts and help the people in the region during this difficult time.”

Customers and partners (employees) who wish to aid in the recovery may text “LAFLOODS” to 90999 to donate $10 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief or visit the American Red Cross website.

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Dollar General donates $25,000 and collects donations to support American Red Cross in its flood relief efforts

Goodlettsville, Tennessee, 2016-Mar-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dollar General today donated $25,000 to the American Red Cross to provide aid to individuals and communities impacted by recent floods. Additionally, all Dollar General stores across the 43 states it serves have immediately begun collecting donations to further support ongoing relief efforts by the American Red Cross.

“Dollar General is deeply committed to our mission of Serving Others and helping the communities we call home in their time of need,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s chief executive officer. “Through our partnership with the American Red Cross, we are working to provide resources to aid those affected by the floods, as well as support recovery efforts.”

Over the past five years, Dollar General has donated more than $2.2 million to support the American Red Cross through corporate donations and in-store collections to better support recovery efforts and serve communities across the country.

“Even as the waters recede, these floods continue to have an impact on the lives of people across the states of Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and in the surrounding areas,” said Don Herring, Chief Development Officer for the Red Cross. “In the midst of our response, I wanted to take a moment to thank Dollar General for their generous support of the American Red Cross. Because of longstanding partners like  Dollar General, we’re able to be there in the aftermath of these floods as well as continue our support of those facing countless other disasters across the country.”

Customers interested in making a donation to the American Red Cross may do so at their time of purchase at Dollar General stores through March 25, 2016.

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