GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., May 11, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation today announced that it is providing more than $200,000 in cash and merchandise to assist with flood recovery efforts in Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee.
Dollar General is donating $90,000 to the American Red Cross and $10,000 in gift cards to Second Harvest Food Bank. The company will be donating more than $70,000 in merchandise to help those affected by the flood. In addition, the company is contributing $20,000 to United Way's Restore the Dream fund, which was established in 1999 by Dollar General and Cal Turner, Jr., a member of Dollar General's founding family, to help nonprofits rebuild and recover after a natural disaster.
"Dollar General is committed to helping our neighbors recover quickly from this disaster," said Rick Dreiling, Dollar General's chairman and CEO. "These funds will help a number of nonprofit organizations in providing food, shelter, water and support for families who have been displaced by the flood."
Immediately following the flood, Dollar General donated more than $20,000 in supplies to the American Red Cross, including personal hygiene products, socks, underwear, diapers and other baby products. In addition, the company donated cleaning supplies to Second Harvest Food Bank.
Dollar General is encouraging customers and employees who want to join the recovery effort to donate to the American Red Cross through www.redcross.org and at the check-out registers at its stores in Mississippi, Kentucky and Tennessee. The company is also supporting employees who have been affected though its Employee Assistance Fund.
About Dollar General Corporation
Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) has been delivering value to shoppers for more than 70 years. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!(R) by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, basic apparel, house wares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. With more than 8,800 stores in 35 states, Dollar General has more retail locations than any retailer in America. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America's most-trusted manufacturers such as Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, Unilever, Kellogg's, General Mills, Nabisco, Hanes, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola. Learn more about Dollar General at www.dollargeneral.com.
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