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Big Y customers and employees will have the opportunity to donate to American Red Cross Disaster Relief from Nov. 2 through Nov. 17, at all Big Y locations in Massachusetts and Connecticut. The funds will support communities affected by Hurricane Sandy.
“This response to Sandy is just getting started. The storm has left devastation in its wake and we will be helping people for weeks to come,” said Dawn Leaks, Red Cross regional director of communications. “This will be very costly and the Red Cross needs help now. We ask everyone to support us as we help people recover from this massive storm.”
Thousands of people have spent the night in hundreds of Red Cross shelters since the storm began its onslaught. The Red Cross has already served more than 100,800 meals and snacks and mobilized more than 2,300 disaster workers and almost 200 emergency vehicles so far.
Big Y has a strong tradition of supporting those in need. Past initiatives include campaigns to support both international and domestic disasters such as the 2004 Tsunami, Hurricane Katrina, the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti, as well as the Japan earthquake and tsunami.
Family-owned Big Y operates 64 stores in Connecticut and Massachusetts, with more than 10,000 employees.