(WTXL) — Publix is making a $250,000 donation to the American Red Cross and United Way to help fund relief efforts for areas impacted by Hurricane Dorian.
"The damage and impact caused by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas has been devastating, and its path continues to affect Publix customers and associates in our coastal areas,” said Maria Brous, director of media and community relations. “We have a long-standing history of providing support during times of need, and it is our privilege to do what we can to help those impacted by this storm.”
In addition, all registers at the supermarket chain stores will allow customers to donate any amount they choose during checkout. Publix Super Markets Charities says 100 percent of donated funds will go to the American Red Cross to help the organization to respond to and help people recover from this disaster.
The supermarket is based in Florida which was largely spared by Hurricane Dorian as it lost strength and never made landfall.
Hurricane Dorian ravaged Grand Bahama Island and the surrounding islands as a Category 5 storm, its strongest hurricane on record leaving widespread devastation and at least 20 people dead.