CAMP HILL, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Rite Aid today announced that The Rite Aid Foundation is making a
$25,000 donation to the Palmetto South Carolina Region chapter of the
American Red Cross to help the victims, families and communities
affected by last week’s severe flooding.
“Our thoughts are with everyone affected by the historic floods,” said
Ken Martindale, Rite Aid CEO of stores, president of Rite Aid
Corporation and president of The Rite Aid Foundation. “It is one of Rite
Aid’s core values to be a caring neighbor in the communities we serve
and we are proud to partner with the American Red Cross as relief
efforts continue and rebuilding begins in South Carolina.”
Rite Aid operates 20 stores in greater Columbia area and an additional
71 stores across South Carolina. The Company employs approximately 1,300
associates across the state.
“The American Red Cross Palmetto South Carolina Region is so grateful
for the generous donation from The Rite Aid Foundation as we work to
provide emergency needs, quickly and efficiently, to the people who are
in need,” said Louise Welch, American Red Cross Palmetto South Carolina
Region executive director. “The support of partners like Rite Aid is
truly making a difference in communities across South Carolina.”
Since its inception in 2001, The Rite Aid Foundation has awarded nearly
$21 million to non-profit organizations. Additionally, Rite Aid, through
the efforts of its customers, supplier partners and associates, has also
raised more than $75 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
across the country since 1994.
Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) is one of the nation’s leading
drugstore chains with nearly 4,600 stores in 31 states and the District
of Columbia and fiscal 2015 annual revenues of $26.5 billion.
Information about Rite Aid, including corporate background and press
releases, is available through the company’s website at www.riteaid.com.
Rite Aid Corporation
Kristin Kellum, 717-975-5713