Dollar General provides $200K for flood relief

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. Dollar General announced that it is providing more than $200,000 in cash and merchandise to assist with flood recovery efforts in Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee.

Dollar General is donating $90,000 to the American Red Cross and $10,000 in gift cards to Second Harvest Food Bank. The company will be donating more than $70,000 in merchandise to help those affected by the flood. In addition, the company is contributing $20,000 to United Way’s Restore the Dream fund, which was established in 1999 by Dollar General and Cal Turner, Jr., a member of Dollar General’s founding family, to help nonprofits rebuild and recover after a natural disaster.

“Dollar General is committed to helping our neighbors recover quickly from this disaster,” said Rick Dreiling, Dollar General’s chairman and CEO. “These funds will help a number of nonprofit organizations in providing food, shelter, water and support for families who have been displaced by the flood.”

Last week, the retailer donated supplies to the flood relief efforts, including clothing and other necessities.

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