Price Chopper/Market 32 and NewsChannel 13 celebrate successful Your Help Counts campaign for Hurricane Relief

CAPTION: (From L. to R.): Mona Golub, Price Chopper/Market 32’s vice president of public relations and consumer services, Gary Striar, chief executive officer for the American Red Cross Eastern New York Region and Steve Baboulis, vice president and general manager of WNYT News Channel 13 celebrate the successful Your Help Counts campaign for Hurricane Relief.

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.”

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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

Contact:
Jonathan M. Pierce, APR
Pierce Communications
518-427-1186

Kimmy Venter
American Red Cross Eastern New York Region
518-410-0481

SOURCE: The Golub Corporation

Price Chopper/Market 32 stores supported the American Red Cross through the “Give What Fire Takes” campaign

SCHENECTADY, NY, 2016-Nov-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — During the month of September, customers at Price Chopper/Market 32 stores were once again invited to support the American Red Cross through the “Give What Fire Takes” campaign. NewsChannel 13 joined the effort as a media partner to help raise awareness of local home fire relief and preparedness efforts. On Wednesday, October 26, Price Chopper/Market 32 presented a check for $36,249 to the Red Cross, representing $31,249 raised by their teammates and customers and a $5,000 match from Price Chopper/Market 32.

“Price Chopper is proud of our longstanding partnership with WNYT NewsChannel 13 and the Red Cross to raise awareness and funds that help victims of disasters regionally, nationally and internationally,” said Mona Golub, Price Chopper/Market 32’s vice president of public relations and consumer services. “Unlike our emergency response efforts to known disasters, this campaign aims to raise awareness about fire prevention and equip the Red Cross with funds in anticipation of the more than 400 annual fires that devastate the lives of friends and neighbors right here in this region. The ‘Give What Fire Takes’ campaign provides an accessible and reliable way for our teammates and customers to help victims of disaster right here at home.”

“We at WNYT NewsChannel 13 were proud to partner with Price Chopper and the American Red Cross on the ‘Give What Fire Takes’ campaign in September,” said Vice President & General Manager Steve Baboulis. “We truly appreciate what the Red Cross does to support not only the families who have been victimized by a blaze, but to promote fire safety education as well. And of course, we are always happy to partner with our good friends at Price Chopper on community service efforts like this one.”

All funds raised through the “Give What Fire Takes” campaign enable the Red Cross to provide critical services to people impacted by home fires, along with lifesaving tools and information to support home fire prevention efforts. Wednesday’s check presentation was held at the Schenectady Fire Department, where the Red Cross and its partners will kick off a city-wide event on Saturday, November 12 to educate local residents about fire safety and install free smoke alarms for families in need.

“The support we receive from Price Chopper, Market 32, NewsChannel 13, and all those who answer the call to ‘Give What Fire Takes’ is critically important,” said Gary Striar, chief executive officer for the American Red Cross Eastern New York Region. “We’re grateful for this gift because it ensures not only that we can provide relief to hundreds of local fire victims this year, but also that we can help people prepare with lifesaving tools and resources, which we’ll be providing right here in Schenectady on November 12.”

For more information about home fire relief and prevention efforts in the Eastern New York Region, including the November 12 event in Schenectady, please visit www.redcross.org/eny/homefires.

About The Golub Corporation:

Based in Schenectady, NY, the Golub Corporation owns and operates 135 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 22,000 teammates collectively own more than 47% 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.

Contact:

Kimmy Venter
Director of Communications American Red Cross Eastern New York Region
Phone: (518) 410-0481
kimmy.venter@redcross.org

Source: Price Chopper