(WTVM) – Publix Super Market has announced a program that will offer its customers and associates a way to directly assist areas in the Carolinas affected by recent severe weather.
Customers may donate any amount by adding it to their grocery totals when checking out at Publix registers. The money collected will go through the American Red Cross for Disaster Relief and the program will continue for a few weeks, based on customer response.
"The catastrophic flooding has impacted our immediate operating area, and we are looking to provide assistance to our neighbors and to the communities we serve. In addition, Hurricane Joaquin left behind devastation to the Bahamas, which also hits close to home as we have many associated and their families from the islands," Maria Brous said. Director of media and Community Relations.
Publix is also coordinating truck load donations of water and shelf-stable food with the South Carolina Emergency Management Division as well as other nonprofit organizations.
In a separate donation, Publix Super Market Charities is donating $100,000 to the American Red Cross for relief efforts in the impacted areas.
The Red Cross of Georgia is also doing their part to aide victims in the historic South Carolina flooding.
- Mobilized trained volunteers from across Georgia to help with disaster operations in South Carolina.
- We are shipping supplies and equipment to help with relief efforts through the national Red Cross warehouse in Union City, GA. (Seven (7) tractor-trailer loads of supplies went out over the weekend and we remain on constant alert).
- We are sharing information with the community.
- We have our Emergency Response Vehicle and a crew from West Central Georgia standing by to deploy as needed.
Individual donors can contribute quickly and securely by:
- Giving online at https://www.redcross.org/donate/donation
- Making a gift by phone at 1-800-REDCROSS.
- Texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.