Donations will go to the American Red Cross’ Disaster Relief Fund
ST. LOUIS – Last week, Schnuck Markets Inc. and the American Red Cross of Missouri and Arkansas announced that Schnucks customers would be able to ‘Round up at the Register’ to support those affected by Hurricane Florence from Sept. 17th until Sept. 23rd.
At checkout, Schnucks customers were 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.
On Tuesday, Schnuck Markets Inc. and the American Red Cross announced that Schnucks customers and the company donated a total of $160,000 to the American Red Cross’ Hurricane Florence Disaster Relief Fund.
Through ‘Round up at the Register’ customers donated more than $145,000 and Schnucks’ corporate donation brought the final total to $160,000.
“On behalf of everyone at Schnucks, we want to say ‘thank you’ to our incredibly generous customers,” said Dave Peacock, Schnucks President and COO.
Schnucks started its seven day ‘Round up at the Register’ just three days after Hurricane Florence hit in North Carolina. It caused more than 30 deaths and, according to a press release, government officials estimate that it will cost billions to repair homes, businesses and infrastructure.
The American Red Cross’ initial response took 2,000 of its disaster aid workers, including 29 from St. Louis. Workers assisted with shelter, food and other needs.
“We are extremely grateful for the willingness of Schnucks customers and the company, who so generously stepped forward to donate, helping us to help those affected by Hurricane Florence,” said Cindy Erickson, Chief Executive Office of American Red Cross of Missouri and Arkansas.
Evacuation orders still remain in some parts of the Carolinas and the American Red Cross continues to provide support in the region, including supporting many residents who have been given the okay to return to their homes only to find their homes are uninhabitable.
American Red Cross continues to provide housing and other assistance to those affected. According to a press release, the agency has served over $325,000 meals to those who have been impacted by Hurricane Florence.
“This effort involved small pocket change, but it will make a big impact for the American Red Cross in supporting those who have suffered tremendous losses due to Hurricane Florence,” said Peacock.
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. Follow Schnucks on Facebook: www.facebook.com/schnucks.
About 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. Fredcross.org.ation, please visit redcross.org.