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Red Cross Teams Up with BI-LO to Raise Funds for Disaster Relief

Red Cross volunteer comforting little girl in a shelter

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. —The Coastal SC Chapter of the American Red Cross has teamed up with BI-LO for a five week in-store Community Donation Program to raise donations for disaster relief efforts.

The program runs until March 25, and encourages all supporters to visit their local BI-LO and donate at the store register as they do their grocery shopping. All funds raised throughout Surfside Beach, Myrtle Beach, Pawley’s Island, North Myrtle Beach, Kingstree and Conway stores will benefit Red Cross disaster relief efforts.

“The Red Cross encourages customers to support our disaster relief efforts by making donations at BI-LO store registers,” said Nanci Conley, Coastal SC Chapter executive director. “We are looking forward to a successful program and helping those in need. Give a dollar. Make a difference.”

Because of trained disaster volunteers and financial assistance from the community, Red Cross has been able to help more than 1,100 people affected by disasters in the Palmetto SC region since Jan. 1.  On average, the American Red Cross, Palmetto SC Region responds to a disaster every 6.5 hours.  The Palmetto SC Region is made up of seven Red Cross chapters spanning 35-counties of South Carolina.

“BI-LO recognizes the important role that we and our loyal customers can play in solving issues and making  communities for everyone,” said Rondel Hartwell, Bi-Lo Holdings director of public relations, community involvement and charitable giving. “We are honored to support wonderful organizations that are committed to making our communities great. Many of our local organizations work hard to serve and improve their communities, and we’re dedicated to helping them in those endeavors.”


About Bi-Lo Holdings: Bi-Lo Holdings, LLC, the parent company of BI-LO and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, is the ninth-largest conventional supermarket chain in the United States based on net sales. The company employs nearly 60,000 associates who serve customers in 686 grocery stores and 482 in-store pharmacies throughout the eight southeastern states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. BI-LO and Winn-Dixie are well-known and well-respected regional brands with deep heritages, strong neighborhood ties, proud histories of giving back, talented and loyal associates, and strong commitments to providing the best possible quality and value to customers. For more information, please visit www.bi-lo.com and http://www.winn-dixie.com/.

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About the American Red Cross: The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission.  For more information, please visit Redcross.org.