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Market Street has presented the American Red Cross with a check for nearly $40,000 to its Disaster Relief Fund to help aid victims of disaster, including those of the Central Texas fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas.
In three weeks, Market Street customers raised nearly $30,000 by adding a cash donation to their grocery purchase during checkout. Donations were accepted at Market Street locations in Allen, Colleyville, Coppell, Frisco, McKinney and Plano.
In addition, Market Street donated $10,000 to the American Red Cross, boosting the total donation to $39,239.60.
“Once again, our DFW guests have shown generosity and compassion with their contributions to our family and friends of West,” said Kurt McMillan, regional VP for Market Street. “Market Street is pleased to add to their contributions, and make a nearly $40,000 donation today to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund to continue to provide food, relief items and emotional support to residents beginning their long road to recovery.”
To date, the Red Cross has served more than 48,300 meals and snacks and distributed more than 19,400 clean up and hygiene relief items in West, Texas. Red Cross nurses and licensed counselors have made more than 1,400 health contacts and 1,800 mental health contacts with West residents following the disaster.
Market Street is a banner of United Supermarkets LLC, which currently operates 52 stores under four distinct formats.