ST. LOUIS – Schnuck Markets Inc. and the American Red Cross of Missouri and Arkansas announced on Sunday that now through Sept. 23rd Schnucks customers will be able to ‘Round up at the Register’ to support those affected by Hurricane Florence.
At checkout, Schnucks customers will be able to round up their purchase to the nearest dollar, with 100% of the donations going to the American Red Cross’ Hurricane Florence Disaster Relief Fund.
“We have watched, along with our customers, as Hurricane Florence has taken lives, destroyed homes and businesses, and caused catastrophic flooding,” said Dave Peacock, Schnucks President and COO. “Schnucks will be making a contribution to the American Red Cross, rounding up the total raised by our customers. Our hearts go out to all of those affected by this disaster.”
Florence made landfall near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina as a Category 1 hurricane on September 14. While it has since been weakened to a tropical depression, Florence has killed at least 12 people, caused torrential rains, and left behind devastating flooding across the Carolinas. The flooding is anticipated to worsen in the coming days.
The American Red Cross activated to assist more than 17,000 people seeking refuge in Red Cross and community shelters. Approximately 2,200 Red Cross disaster workers from across the country have mobilized to help shelter, feed, and support those impacted by Florence.
“This assistance from our community partner, Schnucks, is vitally important to those affected by the devastation of Hurricane Florence and the ongoing challenges from flooding,” said Mary Jane Thomsen, Executive Director of the Greater St. Louis Chapter of the American Red Cross. “Our thoughts are with everyone affected by this dangerous storm, and we are extremely grateful for the strong support from Schnucks and our community as we respond to critical needs.”
The round up feature is not available at Schnucks self-checkout lanes, so customers who wish to donate should be sure to go through a lane attended by a checker. Customers will be able to round-up at all 99 Schnucks stores through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 23rd.
Founded in St. Louis in 1939, Schnuck Markets, Inc. is a third-generation, family-owned grocery and pharmacy retailer committed to nourishing people’s lives. Schnucks operates 99 stores in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Iowa, and employs more than 13,000 teammates. According to Forbes’ 2017 rankings, Schnucks is the 170th largest privately-owned company in the United States and the 16th largest privately-owned grocer. Schnucks is committed to helping communities thrive, and as a champion for reducing hunger, the company annually donates more than $13 million in food to pantries that help those in need.
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About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies more than 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. The Greater St. Louis Region covers St. Louis City, and 62 surrounding counties in Missouri and Illinois. All disaster relief services are free.
The Red Cross is able to respond quickly when emergencies happen thanks to our generous national donors – Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation, Anheuser-Busch Foundation, State Farm – and our regional Ready 365 Giving Circle members. Ready 365 donors pre-invest in Red Cross services to ensure that when emergencies happen, the Red Cross is ready to respond. A.J. Schwartze Community Foundation, Bank of America, Bayer Crop Science, Boeing, Build-A-Bear Workshop, Charity Clothing Pickup, Dula-Kobusch Charitable Trust, Drury Hotels, Edward Jones, Emerson, Germ-X, Graybar, Interco Charitable Trust, Jefferson Foundation, Maritz, Moneta Group, Simmons Charitable Foundation, Spire, StorageMart, and Wells Fargo Advisors are all generous Ready 365 donors. The Red Cross is a proud United Way community partner agency.
To learn more about the Red Cross and how you can help, contact your local Red Cross by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS (733-2767) or visit redcross.org.