CAMP HILL, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Rite Aid Foundation announced today an additional $50,000 donation
to the American Red Cross Louisiana Capital Area to help with ongoing
flood relief efforts across the greater Baton Rouge area. The donation
will be used to provide 11,000 comfort kits, containing personal hygiene
products and snacks, to people displaced by the flooding.
“The flooding in Louisiana has brought devastation and uncertainty to
tens of thousands of people,” said Elizabeth Penniman, vice president of
communications for the American Red Cross. “Thanks to the generosity of
partners like The Rite Aid Foundation, the Red Cross will be able to
support the 18 shelters open throughout the area, continue to distribute
relief supplies and provide comfort to people hit hard by this historic
The Rite Aid Foundation previously announced a $50,000 donation to help
with relief efforts on Aug. 15.
Rite Aid operates 61 stores in Louisiana, including 11 in the greater
Baton Rouge area. The Company employs nearly 1,000 associates across the
Since its inception in 2001, The Rite Aid Foundation has awarded nearly
$27 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 2016 annual revenues of $30.7 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
Ashley Flower, 717/975-5718