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COLTON, Calif. -- Stater Bros. Supermarkets presented a check for $2.1 million to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Katrina relief efforts, which included funds donated by the company, its customers, and employees.
The check presentation ceremony was held at the company's West Redlands supermarket and was attended by representatives from the American Red Cross, customers, and employees. "I would like to personally thank our loyal and generous customers, which include Stater Bros. employees, for their extraordinary desire to help our neighbors in the Gulf Coast States," said Jack H. Brown, chairman of the board and c.e.o, of Stater Bros. "These contributions will be used by the American Red Cross to provide critical assistance for the victims of Hurricane Katrina."
The contribution will immediately be used by the American Red Cross to meet the critical needs of the victims of Hurricane Katrina in the states impacted by this disaster.
All 161 Stater Bros. supermarkets accepted donations from September 1st through September 18th to support the Hurricane Katrina relief efforts by the American Red Cross. Customers contributed by adding the monetary amount they wanted to give to their checkout total or by dropping off checks made payable to the American Red Cross.
In addition, Stater Bros. partnered with local television stations CBS-2 and KCAL-9 in a two-day fundraiser on September 1 and 2. The fundraiser added approximately $1,000,000 to the total funds raised by Stater Bros.