H-E-B will support its Texas community with a donation campaign through in-store and online grocery orders.
On May 24, a shooter descended upon an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, taking more than 20 lives. As a member of the community, H-E-B stated that it is committed to support its partners and neighbors who have been affected by this tragic situation.
H-E-B will commit $500,000 to aid those affected. Beginning May 25, H-E-B, Central Market, Joe V’s Smart Shop and Mi Tienda customers can contribute by making donations at the register for $1, $3, $5, $50, or $100 or at checkout in curbside and home delivery orders.
Monetary gifts will go into the Spirit of Giving Fund, a nonprofit H-E-B created in the wake of Hurricane Harvey and the Sutherland Springs tragedy. All funds collected from the donation campaign for the Spirit of Giving Fund will benefit the victims and families of Robb Elementary School.
Additionally, H-E-B stores in the area and its mobile kitchens will provide meals, supplies and other resources to community support centers, first responders and the local school district. The company will also provide crisis counselors to support H-E-B partners and neighbors grieving throughout the community.
“Our hearts go out to all the families during this tragic and painful time,” said Winell Herron, H-E-B group VP of public affairs, diversity and environmental affairs. “Our neighbors in Uvalde, including many of our H-E-B Partners, have connections to someone touched by this tragedy. We grieve alongside them as they face unimaginable loss. It is our hope that H-E-B’s support, along with our loyal customers’ donations, will help during this difficult situation.”
Since 1905, H-E-B demonstrates its commitment to individuals and communities in crisis by donating financial support and emergency supplies, as well as providing efficient ways for customers to assist those affected by tragedy and disaster.
Additional donations to support the fund can be made at heb.com/donate.