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Rite Aid Foundation donates $50,000 for West Virginia flood relief
CAMP HILL, Pa. – The Rite Aid Foundation pledged a $50,000 donation to the American Red Cross West Virginia Region over the weekend to help the victims, families and communities affected by this month's historic flooding.
"One of Rite Aid’s core values is to be a caring neighbor in the communities we serve and that’s especially true in times of need," said Ken Martindale, Rite Aid CEO of stores, president of Rite Aid Corporation and president of The Rite Aid Foundation. "The need in West Virginia, where Rite Aid has had a presence for many years, is great and we are proud to partner with the American Red Cross as they work tirelessly to provide relief and support to so many in their hour of need.”
Widespread flooding that began in West Virginia Thursday has left at least 25 people dead, destroyed thousands of homes, and prompted Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin to declare a federal disaster.
Rite Aid operates 104 stores and one distribution center in West Virginia. The company employs nearly 1,900 associates across the state.
Since its inception in 2001, the Rite Aid Foundation has awarded more than $25 million to nonprofits. Additionally, Rite Aid, through the efforts of its customers, supplier partners and associates, has also raised more than $75 million for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals across the country since 1994.