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Rite Aid makes donation to help tornado victims
May 2nd, 2011
CAMP HILL, Pa. – The Rite Aid Foundation is donating $50,000 to the American Red Cross to help the victims, families and communities affected by last week's devastating tornadoes in Alabama and Tennessee.
Rite Aid Corp. said late Friday that the donation will be directed to the American Red Cross chapters in Tuscaloosa and Huntsville, Ala., and Chattanooga, Tenn.
In addition, the Rite Aid Foundation is donating $50,000 of supplies, including water and snacks, batteries, flashlights, first aid products, diapers, baby formula and cleaning supplies.
"Our hearts go out to the victims, families and communities affected by these devastating tornadoes," Mary Sammons, president of the Rite Aid Foundation, said in a statement. "One of Rite Aid's core values is to be caring neighbors in the communities we serve, and we are proud to partner with the American Red Cross and assist them in their mission of helping those most affected by the tornadoes in Alabama and Tennessee."
Michael Brown, vice president of corporate and foundation partnerships at the American Red Cross, commented, "Rite Aid has made such an important gift. Support from our corporate partners is critical as we help the survivors rebuild lives shattered by these destructive storms."