KEASBEY – Wakefern Food Corp. announced Thursday that on behalf of its ShopRite and PriceRite stores, it will donate $250,000 to The American Red Cross to assist in the relief efforts for the earthquake victims in Haiti.
“Lending a helping hand to the communities we serve is at the heart of our business. However, in times when catastrophic natural disasters occur such as Hurricane Katrina, the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, and now the devastating earthquake in Haiti, we proudly stretch out our hands beyond our borders to assist others,” stated Joseph Colalillo, chairman of the board and CEO for Wakefern Food Corporation. “It is our hope that our donation will contribute towards alleviating the damage and suffering left by the earthquake.”
“We are grateful for receiving this funding to aid the American Red Cross relief effort in Haiti during this crucial time,” said executive director of the Tri-County Red Cross, Nathan Rudy. “It is partners like Wakefern and its ShopRite and PriceRite stores who make it possible for the Red Cross and its volunteers to be there when disaster strikes.”
For information on how to provide additional resources, visit www.redcross.org to make an unrestricted donation to the American Red Cross’ International Response Fund or call them at 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767).
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