Lakeland, Florida-based Publix is beginning a register campaign to allow customers to assist Puerto Rico in response to the effects of Hurricane Fiona.
Donations can be made at checkout at any Publix store in the Jacksonville, Lakeland and Miami divisions, and 100 percent of the donations will go to the American Red Cross. This will help the American Red Cross to respond and help people recover from the effects of the storm.
The end date for the program will be determined based on customer response.
In addition, Publix Super Markets Charities is making a $100,000 donation to the American Red Cross to help support relief efforts in Puerto Rico due to Hurricane Fiona.
“Our Publix family extends beyond our local neighborhoods,” said Dwaine Stevens, director of community relations. “With many of our employees and customers having family members living in Puerto Rico, we are grateful to be able to help.”
Publix operates 1,301 stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia. For 25 consecutive years, the company has been recognized by Fortune as a great place to work.
For more information, visit the company’s newsroom at corporate.publix.com.
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