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Brookshire Grocery Co. donates to Harvey recovery effort

Jan. 28, 2018 at 10 a.m.

Leaders from Brookshire Grocery Co., joined by Western Union representatives, presented $125,000 to the American Red Cross this month at the Brookshire's on Rice Road in Tyler. The funding will be used to help Texans with continuing Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts. Shown from left are Keith Ridgeway, Brookshire; Charles Williams and Jim Snow, Tyler area Red Cross board; Abigail Kurtz and Rett Williams, Western Union; Brad Brookshire; Tammy Prater, East Texas Area Red Cross executive director; Dave Krause and John D'Anna, Brookshire; Linda Fullman, Longview area Red Cross board; David Pike, Brookshire; and Sharon Roy, Tyler area Red Cross board.

Brookshire Grocery Co., along with its customers and Western Union Foundation gave Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts a $125,000 boost this month.

The grocery company presented the check to the American Red Cross for its hurricane recovery work earlier this month. Customers of Brookshire's, Super 1 Foods, Spring Market and FRESH by Brookshire's stores, along with the Company, contributed a total of $100,000, and the Western Union Foundation gave an additional $25,000. Customers made donations through scan coupons in the 145 communities where Brookshire operates stores in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas. The donation from the Western Union Foundation resulted from a pledge to match the first $25,000 customers gave.

The funds will be used to provide assistance for the long-term needs of individuals and communities affected by Hurricane Harvey, which devastated parts of the Texas Gulf Coast in August. Brookshire donated and delivered one-third of a million bottles of drinking water to relief sites along the coast and to a Red Cross distribution facility in North Texas. The company began facilitating customer donations and partnered with the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana to assist in its relief efforts. More than a dozen Brookshire stores in the Shreveport area and East Texas also collected donations of food and household supplies.

"We are very thankful to our customers for their incredible generosity and support. Once again, they've helped us fulfill our mission of making communities better through our people, products, stores and service," said Brad Brookshire, chairman and CEO for Brookshire Grocery Co. "This donation will make a huge impact for thousands of people as they continue the work of rebuilding their lives and communities."



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