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H-E-B, Chairman Butt Commit $1M To Support Wildfire Recovery Efforts


As wildfires continue to sweep throughout the Texas Panhandle, Charles Butt and H‑E‑B will make a $1 million donation and provide needed support to help area residents and first responders with wildfire recovery efforts.

Leading the way to support these efforts, H-E-B Chairman Charles Butt made a $500,000 donation to the STAR Fund (State of Texas Agriculture Relief Fund), which aids Texas farmers, ranchers, producers and agribusiness owners impacted by natural disasters.

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Charles Butt

In addition, H-E-B committed another $500,000 to support recovery efforts and nonprofits responding to the Texas Panhandle wildfires. Since these fires began, H-E-B has stayed in contact with the High Plains Food Bank to support their outreach. With those efforts, H-E-B has provided numerous truckloads of product to the food bank, which include shelf-stable food, water, hygiene items, H-E-B Field & Future cleaning products and other essentials.

“Our hearts go out to all those impacted by this disaster, which has grown to become the largest wildfire event in the state’s history,” said Winell Herron, group VP of public affairs, diversity and environmental affairs.

“At H-E-B, we’re here to serve all Texans. Together with our chairman and the entire H-E-B family, we will work to ensure affected communities can recover from this tragic event.”

For customers who would like to support the relief efforts, H-E-B launched a donation campaign so customers can give while checking out in store at the register and when placing an order with Favor Delivery.

Additionally, customers can support relief efforts by giving to nonprofits, such as the High Plains Food Bank, STAR Fund and the Spirit of Giving Fund.

About H-E-B

Celebrating its 118th anniversary this year, San Antonio-based H-E-B boasts more than 430 stores and some 154,000 employees in 300-plus communities of Texas and Mexico.

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