Southeastern Grocers donates nearly $400K to hurricane relief efforts

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Southeastern Grocers donates nearly $400K to hurricane relief efforts

10/03/2018
After announcing its plans to help those affected by Hurricane Florence with customer donations, Southeastern Grocers said it would be donating nearly $400,00 to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief.

“Today marks decades of partnership with Southeastern Grocers and the American Red Cross. We are humbled by the generosity of their customers and the Southeastern Grocers Gives Foundation,” Anna Trefethen, American Red Cross vice president of humanitarian services, Southeast and Caribbean division, said. “This donation, in support of our relief efforts, enables us to prepare and respond before, during and after disasters. Time and time again they are there when communities need them the most.”

The Jacksonville, Fla.-based company activated the donation program in each of its stores — Bi-Lo, Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarkets and Winn-Dixie — and online on Sept. 14. All of the money raised will be donated to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief, which enables the organization to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters, the company said.

“We care passionately about our associates, customers and communities that we serve. We sincerely thank each of our associates and customers for continuously demonstrating acts of generosity and kindness during difficult times,” Anthony Hucker, president and CEO of Southeastern Grocers, said. “Thanks to their generous contributions, we are able to make this significant donation to the American Red Cross to assist our neighbors affected by Hurricane Florence.”

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