Publix Collects Funds For American Red Cross Irma Relief Efforts
Publix Charities Donates $1 Million for Recovery Efforts
LAKELAND, Fla., Sept. 12, 2017 — Today Publix Super Markets established a program to offer its customers and associates a way to directly assist those areas affected by Hurricane Irma.
Customers may donate any amount by adding it to their grocery totals when checking out at Publix registers. Collected money will be channeled through the American Red Cross and designated specifically for disaster relief in support of their efforts to help people affected by Hurricane Irma. The program will continue for a few weeks, based on customer response.
“Our Publix family has been severely affected by this storm, but helping our associates, customers and communities is fundamental to who we are,” said Maria Brous, director of media and community relations. “We will rebuild together and support each other in the coming weeks and months.”
Additionally, Publix Super Markets Charities is donating in total $1 million to the American Red Cross and United Way for relief efforts for the affected areas.