Kroger is joining forces with the American Red Cross to provide aid to victims of the Oklahoma tornado. Starting today, May 22, customer donations will be accepted at all Western Tennessee; Arkansas; Mississippi; Poplar Bluff, Mo; and Paducah and Murray, Ky. Kroger locations. All monies collected will be forwarded directly to the American Red Cross for relief efforts. Kroger will match donations made in its family of stores up to $50,000.
"In the wake of this tragedy, we are thankful that Kroger customers and associates have a history of giving back to help during desperate times like this," said Joe Bell, manager of marketing and public affairs for Kroger's Delta Division. "We are appreciative of this opportunity to work with the American Red Cross to lend a hand to those who have lost everything in this tornado."
To make a donation, Kroger customers can simply add any amount they wish in $5 increments to their total purchase at time of checkout. The amount of each donation will appear on the customer's receipt as a contribution to the American Red Cross. One hundred percent of the funds collected will be sent to the American Red Cross.
Kroger, the nation's largest traditional grocery retailer, employs more than 334,000 associates who serve customers in 2,468 supermarkets and multi-department stores in 31 states under two dozen local banner names including Kroger, City Market, Dillons, Jay C, Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer, Fry's, King Soopers, QFC, Ralphs and Smith's. Kroger is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, and focuses its charitable efforts on supporting hunger relief, health and wellness initiatives, and local organizations in the communities it serves.
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