Boise, ID (May 15, 2012) —Through the generosity of customers and associates, Albertson’s LLC is making a $56,000 donation to The Salvation Army’s disaster relief efforts in the South and Midwest, following the devastating series of spring tornadoes that impacted the area. The campaign, which began on April 4th and concluded on April 30, allowed customers to select a $1, $3 or $5 donation coupon while paying for their groceries.
“Our customers and associates are amazing, and their generosity during times of crisis is unparalleled,” said Wayne Denningham, president of the Southern Division for Albertson’s LLC. “While the immediate result of the tornado in early April was certainly cause to mobilize, the process of rebuilding takes time and help is still needed as survivors rebuild their lives. We’re grateful that we’re in a position to assist The Salvation Army with its disaster relief mission again this year.”
“The Salvation Army deeply appreciates the generosity of our friends at Albertson’s and their customers,” said Major C. Mark Brown, Community Relations and Development Secretary for The Salvation Army USA Southern Territory. “When disaster strikes, many people have told us how grateful they are to see our Salvation Army feeding units on the streets, handing out food and drinks to both rescue workers and survivors. But what they can’t see is the army behind the Army — our donors. It is through their generosity that The Salvation Army can help others in times of crisis.”
Albertsons stores from Arizona to Florida participated in the collection campaign via the company’s in-store Food for All program, and over the last year, customers and associates have contributed over $600,000 to help local organizations and disaster relief in the United States.
About Albertson’s LLC
Albertson’s LLC is working to become the favorite food and drug retailer in every market it serves. The company is privately owned and currently operates over 200 stores under the Albertsons banner in Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Texas. For more information about the company, please visit www.albertsonsmarket.com.
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army assists nearly 30 million American each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster survivors, clothing and shelter for the homeless, outreach to the elderly and ill, and opportunities for underprivileged children. About 83 cents of every dollar raised is used to support those services in nearly 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, please visit www.salvationarmyusa.org.
About Food For All
Food For All is a non-profit, charitable marketing organization that runs point-of-purchase fundraisers in over 6,000 retail locations nationwide. Proceeds from these fundraisers are allocated to hundreds of anti-hunger organizations and non-profits around the country. Since the organization’s inception in 1985, Food For All has raised over $61 million to fight hunger in America and abroad. For more information, please visit our website at www.foodforall.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Salvation Army Texas
The Salvation Army in Texas serves more than 919,500 people and families a year through its 84 local centers of operation. Daily it serves 9,612 hot meals and shelters 2,885 people. For more information please visit our website at www.salvationarmytexas.org or contact your local Salvation Army.
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org .