Albertsons to match donations helping communities impacted by wildfires

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Albertsons to match donations helping communities impacted by wildfires

By Michael Johnsen - 10/12/2017

PLEASANTON, Calif. — The Albertsons Companies Foundation announced Wednesday an in-store fundraiser to help people and communities affected by the California wildfires. Safeway, Vons, Pavilions and Albertsons stores in California and Northern Nevada are raising money to help disaster relief organizations including the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from these fires.



The Albertsons Companies Foundation will match customer donations up to $500,000.  



"We have a longstanding history serving California. We're committed to helping our neighbors during this crisis," stated Christy Duncan Anderson, executive director of the Albertsons Companies Foundation. "We know the needs are great and we want to make a meaningful impact to help people recover."



Along with financial assistance, Safeway's Northern California Division is working with the Red Cross to donate tractor trailers to bring and store food to help evacuation shelters. They are also working with multiple local organizations throughout Napa and Sonoma counties to provide food and other necessities to multiple shelters.