Big Y, Red Cross Partner for Louisiana Flooding Disaster Relief

Big Y World Class Markets are partnering with the American Red Cross to raise donations for those affected by the devastating Floods in Louisiana.

Starting Sunday, August 28th and continuing through Sunday, September 11th, Big Y customers and employees will have the opportunity to donate to American Red Cross disaster relief at all Big Y locations throughout Massachusetts and Connecticut. Donatiofullsizerendern containers will be available at all Big Y registers. The funds raised will support people in the communities affected by the Louisiana Floods.

“We have sent more than 2,000 incredible volunteers, including many from Connecticut to provide aid to those displaced by the devastating floods in Louisiana,” said Mario Bruno, CEO of the American Red Cross Connecticut and Rhode Island Region. “Now more than ever, we need our friends and neighbors to help us continue our work. We thank Big Y’s customers and employees for supporting our efforts in Louisiana.”

Big Y, its customers and employees have a strong tradition of supporting those in need through the American Red Cross. Past relief campaigns include the 2004 Tsunami, Hurricane Katrina, and the earthquakes in Japan, Haiti and Nepal.  The 10-plus-year partnership has raised over $445,000 to support both international and domestic disasters.

For additional Big Y information, please contact Claire D’Amour-Daley at (413)504-4004. For information about the Red Cross’ response in Louisiana, please visit: www.redcross.org.

About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 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. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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