The American Red Cross serving Greater Iowa is pleased to announce a $100,000 gift from Hy-Vee, Inc.
Hy-Vee Chairman and CEO, Randy Edeker, presented a $100,000 check to Andrea Noon, Chief Development Officer for the Nebraska/Southwest Iowa Region, and Steve Barnett, Grant Wood Area Chapter Executive and representative of the Iowa Region of the Red Cross, prior to the start of the annual Hy-Vee Heroes Game.
This generous gift from Hy-Vee allows the Red Cross to provide immediate services like food, shelter and emotional support to disaster victims 24/7, 365 days a year.
“We know disasters can happen to anyone at any time, and it is with the generosity of donors such as Hy-Vee that the Red Cross can help those facing their darkest days,” said Leslie Schaffer, CEO of the Iowa Region. “Hy-Vee's support allows us to carry out our mission each and every day.”
The University of Iowa and the University of Nebraska use the national stage created by the Hy-Vee Heroes Game to honor the heroic efforts of individuals and organizations in America's heartland. Each year, fans of both schools are invited to nominate residents of Iowa and Nebraska who have performed extraordinary acts of heroism and service in their communities. From among those nominated, staff and volunteers from the American Red Cross select the following winners, who are recognized during a halftime of that year's football game.
Hy-Vee has a long history of partnering with the American Red Cross to prepare for and respond to disasters both here at home and around the world.
You can help people affected by disasters big and small by making a gift to American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters. Visit redcross.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS. Contributions may also be sent to your local American Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013.