Publix raises more than $1M for Hurricane Dorian relief efforts

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Publix raises more than $1M for Hurricane Dorian relief efforts

After announcing it would be doing its part to help those affected by Hurricane Dorian, Publix announced that both its customers and associates have stepped up to lend a helping hand to those who need it most.

In the first five days since the launch of its previously announced register donation program began, the Lakeland, Fla.-based retailer revealed that it has raised more than $1 million in donations during the checkout process.

“Our customers and associates are incredibly generous, and in times of need they look for ways to help,” the Publix director of media and community relations, Maria Brous said. “Their response to our register donation program is inspiring.”

One hundred percent of the funds donated at Publix registers are to go to the American Red Cross. The organization will use the donations to respond and help people recover from the disaster in the Bahamas, the company said.

At the moment, no end date to the register donation program has been announced.

Currently, Publix operates approximately 1,226 stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia. It joins other retailers in doing their part for those affected by Hurricane Dorian. Further information can be found by visiting the company's website.

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