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In its latest gesture to help individuals and families recover from last weekend's storm, The Kroger Co. is donating $100,000 to the Houston Area Ike Relief Fund.
"We are working quickly to do our part to help our community and its residents recover from this devastating hurricane," said Bill Breetz, president of Kroger's Southwest division. "Our contribution to the Houston Area Ike Relief Fund will extend the reach of local organizations and help hurricane victims in immediate need of assistance."
Kroger said it continues to work with Houston officials to get ice and water to residents quickly; roughly 100 of its 113 stores and 27 fuel centers in Houston are open, and its store on Seawall Blvd. in Galveston opened Wednesday afternoon.
In the past three days, Kroger has shipped 350 truckloads of grocery products, 233 truckloads of produce, 164 truckloads of meat, 160 truckloads of ice, 140 truckloads of water, and 62 truckloads of milk to our Houston area stores for our customers.
The Cincinnati-based grocer also donated 3,000 hot dogs for a free community cookout it hosted at the Galveston store Wednesday.
Many Kroger divisions throughout the U.S. are accepting donations from customers and employees to further support the American Red Cross disaster relief efforts. The company will also make a limited matching donation to the Red Cross.