Lowe’s to donate $250,000 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief to help flood victims in West Virginia

MOORESVILLE, N.C., 2016-Jul-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — As recovery continues in West Virginia following devastating flooding, Lowe’s announced today it will donate $250,000 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief to help those affected. Lowe’s is working with its national nonprofit partners to provide both immediate and long-term support to local communities in West Virginia.

The donation to the Red Cross will help provide food, shelter and comfort to those impacted by the historic flooding. In addition, Lowe’s has activated its American Red Cross customer donation program at all 18 stores in West Virginia to provide a convenient place for customers to make a donation. People also can make a contribution online via the Lowe’s American Red Cross Online Donation Site.

“Our hearts and thoughts are with all of the residents, including Lowe’s employees, who’ve been affected by the widespread flooding,” said James Frison, Lowe’s director of community relations. “As families begin the difficult recovery process, we’ll continue to partner with the Red Cross and do everything we can to help these communities begin to rebuild.”

Lowe’s has worked closely with the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security to assist flood victims by shipping more than 30 truckloads of critically needed supplies to the affected area. Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers have been helping with relief efforts since the flooding, distributing free cleanup supplies in Clarksburg and Charleston, and teaming with the First Response Team of America to help homeowners clean up in White Sulphur Springs.

Nearly two-dozen people were killed by the flooding, which damaged or destroyed more than 1,200 homes. The Red Cross opened shelters across the state, and 700 Red Cross volunteers are on the ground providing relief. Volunteers have distributed more than 130,000 snacks and meals and 105,000 relief items to people in need.

As a member of the Red Cross’ Annual Disaster Giving Program, Lowe’s pledges donations on an ongoing basis in advance of disasters to help ensure the Red Cross can take immediate action. In addition to donating online and at Lowe’s West Virginia stores, individuals can donate by texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Since partnering with the Red Cross in 1999, Lowe’s and its customers have contributed more than $26 million for disaster relief.

Donations to Red Cross Disaster Relief are used to help people affected by disasters big and small. Gifts enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters.

About Lowe’s in the Community
Lowe’s, a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company, has a 50-year legacy of supporting the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects. Since 2007, Lowe’s and the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation together have contributed more than $250 million to these efforts, and for more than two decades Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers have donated their time to make our communities better places to live.

To learn more, visit Lowes.com/SocialResponsibility and LowesInTheCommunity.tumblr.com.

About American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission.

For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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Lowe’s to donate $250,000 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief to help flood victims in West Virginia
Lowe’s to donate $250,000 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief to help flood victims in West Virginia

SOURCE: Lowe’s

The Rite Aid Foundation donates $25,000 to the Palmetto South Carolina Region chapter of the American Red Cross to help flood victims

CAMP HILL, Pa., 2015-10-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rite Aid today announced that The Rite Aid Foundation is making a $25,000 donation to the Palmetto South Carolina Region chapter of the American Red Cross to help the victims, families and communities affected by last week’s severe flooding.

“Our thoughts are with everyone affected by the historic floods,” said Ken Martindale, Rite Aid CEO of stores, president of Rite Aid Corporation and president of The Rite Aid Foundation. “It is one of Rite Aid’s core values to be a caring neighbor in the communities we serve and we are proud to partner with the American Red Cross as relief efforts continue and rebuilding begins in South Carolina.”

Rite Aid operates 20 stores in greater Columbia area and an additional 71 stores across South Carolina. The Company employs approximately 1,300 associates across the state.

“The American Red Cross Palmetto South Carolina Region is so grateful for the generous donation from The Rite Aid Foundation as we work to provide emergency needs, quickly and efficiently, to the people who are in need,” said Louise Welch, American Red Cross Palmetto South Carolina Region executive director. “The support of partners like Rite Aid is truly making a difference in communities across South Carolina.”

Since its inception in 2001, The Rite Aid Foundation has awarded nearly $21 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 2015 annual revenues of $26.5 billion. Information about Rite Aid, including corporate background and press releases, is available through the company’s website at www.riteaid.com.

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Media: Kristin Kellum 717-975-5713

SOURCE: Rite Aid Corp.