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Publix Super Markets Charities Donates $250,000 to Support OneOrlando Fund

LAKELAND, Fla., June 15, 2016 - Publix Super Markets Charities announced today that it will donate $250,000 to Strengthen Orlando in support of the OneOrlando Fund. Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer established the fund to assist those affected by the tragic events that unfolded this past weekend.

"Our hearts go out to the families and friends of those affected by the Orlando tragedy, including our own Publix family as we grieve the loss of one of our associates,” said CEO and President Todd Jones. “It is our hope that the contributions made by Publix Super Markets Charities and many other community partners will help the families and community in the healing process."

In related efforts, Publix stores in the surrounding Orlando area have been working to meet the needs of emergency first responders, including providing them with the much needed water, ice and meals to care for approximately 400 responders on scene and in the surrounding areas.