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Rite Aid steps up to aid flooding victims


Rite Aid on Tuesday announced that The Rite Aid Foundation is making a $25,000 donation to the Palmetto South Carolina Region chapter of the American Red Cross to help the victims, families and communities affected by last week’s severe flooding.

"Our thoughts are with everyone affected by the historic floods," said Ken Martindale, Rite Aid CEO of stores, president of Rite Aid and president of The Rite Aid Foundation. "It is one of Rite Aid’s core values to be a caring neighbor in the communities we serve and we are proud to partner with the American Red Cross as relief efforts continue and rebuilding begins in South Carolina.”

Rite Aid operates 20 stores in greater Columbia area and an additional 71 stores across South Carolina. The company employs approximately 1,300 associates across the state.

“The American Red Cross Palmetto South Carolina Region is so grateful for the generous donation from The Rite Aid Foundation as we work to provide emergency needs, quickly and efficiently, to the people who are in need,” said Louise Welch, American Red Cross Palmetto South Carolina Region executive director. “The support of partners like Rite Aid is truly making a difference in communities across South Carolina.”
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