Publix to Collect Funds for American Red Cross Hurricane
Michael Relief Efforts
LAKELAND, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Publix Super Markets Charities is making an initial $250,000 donation to
the American Red Cross and United Way to help fund relief efforts for
areas impacted by Hurricane Michael.
Additionally, Publix Super Markets is now offering customers and
associates a way to directly assist those affected. This program comes
on the heels of recent efforts to help those impacted by Hurricane
Customers may donate any amount by adding it to their grocery totals
when checking out at Publix registers. One hundred percent of the funds
collected will go to the American Red Cross in support of Hurricane
Michael relief efforts. Donations will enable the American Red Cross to
prepare for, respond to and help people recover from this disaster.
The program will continue for a yet to be determined amount of time,
based on customer response.
“Our communities are part of the Publix family,” said Maria Brous,
director of media and community relations. “It’s our privilege to
support disaster recovery efforts, and donations to the American Red
Cross help us reach those in need.”
Publix is privately owned and operated by its more than 195,000
employees, with 2017 sales of $34.6 billion. Currently, Publix has 1,200
stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, North
Carolina and Virginia. The company has been named one of Fortune’s
100 Best Companies to Work For in America for 21 consecutive years. In
addition, Publix’s dedication to superior quality and customer service
is recognized among the top in the grocery business. For more
information, visit the company’s website, corporate.publix.com.
Maria Brous, 863-680-5339