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Rite Aid Foundation donates funds to tornado victims

CAMP HILL, Pa. — The philanthropic arm of retail pharmacy chain Rite Aid is donating $100,000 in money and supplies to victims of tornadoes in Alabama and Tennessee, the company said Friday.

The Rite Aid Foundation said it would donate $50,000 to the Red Cross and also would donate $50,000 worth of water, snacks, batteries, flashlights, first-aid products, diapers, baby formula and cleaning supplies.

“Our hearts go out to the victims' families and communities affected by these devastating tornadoes,” Rite Aid Foundation president Mary Sammons said. “One of Rite Aid’s core values is to be caring neighbors in the communities we serve, and we are proud to partner with the American Red Cross and assist them in their mission of helping those most affected by the tornadoes in Alabama and Tennessee.”

A tornado outbreak last week is estimated to have caused more than 340 deaths and billions of dollars in damage, making it the deadliest outbreak since the one in early April 1936, which left 454 people dead, also mostly in the South.

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