Rite Aid Foundation gives assist to SoCal wildfire victims

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Rite Aid Foundation gives assist to SoCal wildfire victims

By Michael Johnsen - 12/14/2017

The Rite Aid Foundation announced Wednesday a $100,000 donation to the American Red Cross to help the victims, families and communities in Southern California affected by the wildfires.  



"Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected by the wildfires, which are being counted among the worst in California's history," stated Kermit Crawford, Rite Aid president and COO and president of The Rite Aid Foundation. "The Rite Aid Foundation is proud to partner with the American Red Cross to help the people and communities in Southern California in their time of need and it's our hope this donation will aid them as they start to rebuild and recover."



"As the Red Cross helps those affected by disasters like the California wildfires, we are extremely grateful for The Rite Aid Foundation's support, which allows us to shelter, feed and provide comfort to people who have been impacted by a disaster," said Don Herring, chief development officer at the American Red Cross. 



Since its inception in 2001, The Rite Aid Foundation has awarded more than $34 million to non-profit organizations. Additionally, Rite Aid, through the efforts of its customers, supplier partners and associates, has also raised more than $81 million for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals across the country since 1994.