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.
HomeGoods, Petco to open at Granada Hills
Granada Hills, Calif. — Jacksonville, Fla.-based Regency Centers announced that it has leased nearly 39,000 sq. ft. of retail space in Granada Hills, Calif., at Granada Village to two additional anchors, HomeGoods and Petco.
HomeGoods has leased 27,500 sq. ft. and is slated to open in spring 2012. This is the first store in the market for this home furnishings retailer with the next closest location eight miles away.
Petco is scheduled to open in 11,350 sq. ft. this fall.
Target donates $200K to support tornado relief efforts
MINNEAPOLIS — Target announced that it has donated $200,000 in cash to the American Red Cross to support tornado relief efforts in the Southern United States.
An additional donation of more than $75,000 will include product and relief kits containing hygiene and food items that will be distributed to hardest-hit areas.
“When disaster strikes, Target listens and acts quickly to donate time, money and essentials to help support the needs of our communities,” said Gregg Steinhafel, Target chairman, president and CEO. “Our thoughts are with the residents of these communities, and we hope our donation will aid in the recovery.”
All Target stores in affected areas remain open to serve guests, and Target has allocated additional food, water and other disaster relief supplies to these stores to ensure residents have access to the supplies they need to begin the rebuilding effort, the company reported.