Scarborough, Maine-based Hannaford Supermarkets has donated $100,000 to the American Red Cross to support relief and recovery efforts in communities impacted by the recent flooding in Vermont, as well as New York’s Hudson Valley and New Hampshire.
The donation from Hannaford will help the Red Cross provide refuge, meals and snacks, emotional support and health and mental health services to communities impacted by the disaster.
“Supermarkets are the anchors of our communities, and in times of incredible need such as this, we strongly believe that it’s our responsibility to help our neighbors,” said Melissa Roberge, director of operations for Hannaford Supermarkets in Vermont.
“Our communities are resilient, and we are pleased to work together with the American Red Cross as we begin to lay the foundation to recover and rebuild even stronger than before.”
More than 250 American Red Cross disaster workers from across the country are helping people in Vermont.
With the help of its partners, the American Red Cross has:
- Provided more than 890 overnight stays for about 190 residents in four emergency shelters.
- Served nearly 25,000 meals and snacks.
- Distributed some 33,000 relief items, including comfort kits and emergency supplies.
- Provided critical relief assistance to more than 2,670 households.
“Communities in Vermont and across the Northeast have been devastated by recent storms and historic flooding,” said John Montes, regional disaster officer for American Red Cross Northern New England.
“Hannaford’s incredible support of the American Red Cross Disaster Relief efforts will help provide tangible and timely assistance to individuals and families in need – shelter, food, water, emergency supplies, mental health support and compassionate care.
“We are so grateful to Hannaford for supporting the work of the Red Cross, and proud that you will stand with us as we provide help and hope to disaster survivors in need.”
Those interested in making a donation to the Red Cross’ disaster relief in Vermont should write “Vermont Floods” in the memo line of a check and mail it with a completed donation form to the address on the form or to their local Red Cross chapter.