Albertsons raises money for Hurricane Harvey relief
As Hurricane Harvey continues to bring catastrophic flooding and devastation to parts of southeast Texas, Boise, Idaho-based Albertsons Cos. is leveraging its chain of more than 2,300 stores across the United States to aid in the disaster relief efforts.
The company has announced a nationwide fundraiser to help the tens of thousands of people in the affected areas meet their basic needs. In addition, Albertsons Cos. and the Albertsons Cos. Foundation are matching the first $200,000 donated by customers.
“As a company with a long and proud presence in Texas, including the hardest-hit areas, we’re committed to helping our neighbors get through this crisis,” said Bob Miller, Albertsons Cos.’ chairman and CEO. “We know that the needs are immense, but so is our resolve for making a meaningful impact on the emergency response and humanitarian efforts.”
All donations will go directly to several disaster relief and outreach organizations that are on the ground in southeast Texas such as the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army. Donations can be made at checkout at any of the company’s 20 retail banners, including Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw’s ACME Markets, Tom Thumb, Randalls, United Supermarkets, Pavilions, Star Market, Haggen, Carrs and others.
Along with the financial assistance, the Albertsons and Tom Thumb stores in metropolitan Dallas-Fort Worth donated refrigerated tractor-trailers to bring and store food at the Salvation Army’s rescue shelter in Houston. The stores are also working with multiple food banks throughout Texas to provide food and other necessities to emergency shelters that are housing flood victims.