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.”