SCHENECTADY, NY, 2017-Nov-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — During the month of September, customers at Price Chopper/Market 32 stores were invited to support the American Red Cross through the Your Help Counts campaign for Hurricane Relief. NewsChannel 13 joined the effort as a media partner to help raise awareness of the unprecedented destruction and cleanup efforts needed as a result of one of the most active hurricane seasons on record.
Today, Price Chopper/Market 32 presented a check for $168,290 to the Red Cross, representing $158,290 raised by teammates and customers and a $10,000 match from Price Chopper/Market 32.
“Watching the news coverage of these unrelenting storms was horrifying. When we started this campaign it was in response to Harvey, but then Irma came along, quickly followed by Maria! So many of our customers and teammates answered the call to help sustain these communities as they begin to rebuild,” said Mona Golub, Price Chopper/Market 32’s vice president of public relations and consumer services. “We are proud of our longstanding partnership with WNYT NewsChannel 13 and the Red Cross to raise awareness and offer a trusted channel through which funds are raised to help the victims of natural disaster.”
“Over the last ten weeks, Red Cross volunteers and partners have sheltered, fed, and comforted hundreds of thousands of people impacted by hurricanes. In fact, we provided more overnight shelter stays during this hurricane season than in the last five years combined,” said Gary Striar, chief executive officer for the American Red Cross Eastern New York Region. “Disaster responses of this magnitude require tremendous support, and would not be possible without generous donors. As always, Price Chopper/Market 32, their customers and teammates, and our partners at NewsChannel 13 stepped up to help when it was needed most. We are grateful for this gift as our work in hurricane ravaged communities continues.”
“We at WNYT NewsChannel 13 were proud to partner with Price Chopper and the American Red Cross on the Hurricane Relief campaign in September,” said Vice President & General Manager Steve Baboulis. “We truly appreciate what the Red Cross does to support families and bring volunteers together to help communities that have been affected by natural disasters. And of course, we are always happy to partner with our good friends at Price Chopper on community service efforts like this one.”
About The Golub Corporation:
Based in Schenectady, NY, the Golub Corporation owns and operates 136 Price Chopper and Market 32 grocery stores in New York, Vermont, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The American owned, family-managed company prides itself on longstanding traditions of innovative food merchandising, leadership in community service, and cooperative employee relations. Golub’s 20,000 teammates collectively own more than 44% of the company’s privately held stock, making it one of the nation’s largest privately held corporations that is predominantly employee-owned. For additional information, visit www.pricechopper.com
About the 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 www.redcross.org
Jonathan M. Pierce, APR
American Red Cross Eastern New York Region
SOURCE: The Golub Corporation