LAKELAND, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, Publix announced its register donation campaign raised more than $160,000 for the American Red Cross’ Spring Tornadoes and Floods relief efforts. The week-long campaign ran in the company’s Atlanta Division to support those affected by the severe weather across the South. In addition, Publix Super Markets Charities donated $100,000 in total to local United Ways and the American Red Cross to help support relief efforts for those impacted by the storms.
“When disaster strikes, our customers and associates look for ways to help our communities recover,” said Publix Director of Community Relations Dwaine Stevens. “We’re grateful for their incredible generosity and support during these difficult times.”
“The destruction left behind by these storms is devastating,” said American Red Cross Regional Executive Eric Corliss. “The support provided by Publix customers and associates, as well as the donation from Publix Super Markets Charities, will help those affected begin the long journey of recovery.”
Publix, the largest employee-owned company in the U.S. with more than 225,000 associates, currently operates 1,270 stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia. For 24 consecutive years, the company has been recognized by Fortune as a great place to work. In addition, Publix’s dedication to superior quality and customer service is recognized among the top in the grocery business. For more information, visit the company’s website, corporate.publix.com.