Hy-Vee accepts donations for Disaster Relief, Quad Cities

ERV at tornado scene
We are so touched by the generosity of our partners at Hy-Vee.

The American Red Cross of the Quad Cities Area announces a partnership with Hy-Vee. Customers will have the opportunity to give to the Red Cross at checkout lines in all Hy-Vee locations across the Quad Cities area and Clinton.

“We are so touched by the generosity of our partners at Hy-Vee,” said Todd Klein, Regional Chief Development Officer. “Every dollar is needed, as thousands of people that have been impacted by tornados and other severe weather are struggling to recover.” The Red Cross is able to respond quickly when emergencies like this happen with the help of corporations like Hy-Vee.

More than two weeks after devastating tornadoes, the Red Cross continues to help people in Oklahoma by providing shelter, food, relief supplies and emotional support as people begin to recover. So far the Red Cross has deployed more than 1,100 Red Cross disaster workers to provide shelter, meals and supplies throughout the affected communities in Oklahoma, served more than 257,000 meals and snacks, distributed more than 46,000 relief item and provided more than 12,000 health services and mental health contacts.

HOW TO HELP If someone would like to help people affected by these disasters, a donation can be made any Quad City and Clinton Hy-Vee. A donation can also be made to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief by visiting redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

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 join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.