Concord, NH. Monday, June 15, 2015— Associated Grocers of New England, Inc., the largest retailer- owned, wholesale grocery distribution center In New England, has again shown their support for the work of the American Red Cross with a $10,000 donation. They also find ways in which their employees can engage and support the Red Cross all throughout the year.
Mike Bourgoine, President & CEO of Associated Grocers of New England says, “It’s important to our customers and our employees that we continue our support of the valuable work that the American Red Cross performs in our communities. Disaster can strike anywhere at any time, and it’s important that we support the Red Cross on a local basis. Those local Red Cross volunteers will be helping our neighbors.”
“This gift will help to ensure that Red Cross volunteers can continue to respond when the call for help goes out,” said Maria Devlin, CEO of the American Red Cross in New Hampshire and Vermont. “When a company like Associated Grocers of New England shows support for disaster preparedness and recovery, it sends a signal to the community that they care about them.”
In New Hampshire and Vermont, a family is displaced by a disaster – most usually a home fire, on average, every 18 hours. You can help people affected by disasters like home fires and countless other crises by making a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small. Visit redcross.org/NHVT, call 1-800-464-6692, or text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
The Red Cross and community partners around the country are participating in a campaign called the “Home Fire Preparedness Campaign.” If you, or someone you know doesn’t have smoke alarms installed in your home, Red Cross is working with local teams to install them. If you are in need of someone to install smoke alarms, please call the American Red Cross to arrange for a free smoke alarm installation or battery check at 1-800-464-6692.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.