Kroger’s Atlanta Division will be donating multiple tractor trailers full of bottled water to the American Red Cross in order to help those affected by Hurricane Matthew, which ripped through coastal Georgia.
“It is times like these that communities band together to rebuild lives and homes,” says Esther Sheppard, executive director, Southeast and Coastal Georgia American Red Cross. “There is an enormous need for water in Savannah as people are returning to their homes and realizing they are not livable. Kroger is the epitome of corporate citizenship at its best, and we are forever grateful for their generosity and commitment to the Savannah and coastal community. This donation will have a profound impact on our efforts for restoration.”
“Our hearts are with the affected communities that have been devastated by this tragic hurricane,” says Glynn Jenkins, director of communications and public relations for Kroger’s Atlanta Division. “We hope that through this donation to the American Red Cross, we can provide some comfort to our customers living in Savannah and coastal areas.”
Hurricane Matthew caused major power outages and as a result substantial quantities of perishable product need to be discarded and replaced with fresh, new product. Kroger’s store, merchandising and logistic teams are working diligently to fully replenish our shelves and reopen more stores when power is restored in affected coastal Georgia areas.
At this time, Kroger stores are open at the following locations:
1606 Memorial Drive,
318 Mall Blvd.,
5720 Ogeechee Road,
125 Towne Drive,
53 Exchange Street,
Richmond Hill, GA
How Customers Can Help
Kroger is asking its customers to give money to benefit victims of Hurricane Matthew by “rounding up” as they shop. From Oct. 11—Oct. 22 shoppers can “round up” their purchases to the nearest dollar or making a cash donation when they visit their local Kroger.
Customers’ donations will assist the American Red Cross in providing aid to victims of the hurricane. Round-Up funds add up quickly so even a small amount of change will make a very big difference. For example, a customer who purchases $99.02 of groceries can “Round Up” his bill to $100 – so 98 cents goes toward the relief effort.
“Kroger customers are very compassionate and always willing to help those in need,” says Jenkins. “Each contribution will allow the Red Cross to provide assistance to the victims of this devastating storm. We ask that our Savannah-area customers come together as we ‘round-up’ support for victims and help provide assistance for much needed relief efforts.”