Local efforts initiated for Hurricane Ida relief efforts

Local organizations, businesses, and volunteers are banding together to help our neighbors across the state, affected by Hurricane Ida.

Brookshire Grocery Co. is launching a relief campaign for customers to donate to the American Red Cross for people who are affected by Hurricane Ida. Through Sept. 14, all Brookshire’s, Super 1 Foods, Spring Market and FRESH by Brookshire’s stores will have $1, $3, and $5 coupons available for customers to make monetary donations at checkout. The donations will go to the American Red Cross relief efforts for those affected by the hurricane.

“Our hearts and prayers go out to those in Louisiana and Mississippi who are being affected by Hurricane Ida,” said Brad Brookshire, Brookshire Grocery Co. Chairman and CEO. “Our Company is dedicated to giving back and supporting our communities and people. A year ago, we stood by our customers, friends, and neighbors to recover from Hurricane Laura, and we will do it again. I know that with our customers’ support we can make a significant impact on relief efforts.”

Based in Tyler, Texas, BGC is a regional family-owned grocery business that employs more than 16,000 individuals throughout Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas. The company operates more than 180 stores under the Brookshire’s, Super 1 Foods, FRESH by Brookshire’s and Spring Market banners, along with three distribution centers and a corporate office.

United Way NWLA and VOAD (Volunteers Organizations Active in Disaster) are managing a donation collection site at Arthur Circle Elementary School. Donations are welcome from the public, Monday through Friday from 9am to 3pm, until September 10. They will not be collecting on Monday, September 6, due to Labor Day.

Needed items include socks, underwear, toiletries, blankets/comforters, as well as nonperishable snacks.

Photo courtesy of Tom Skilling.

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