GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Jan 15, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) today announced a $100,000 donation to help victims recover from the devastating earthquakes in Haiti.
Dollar General donated the funds to International Red Cross, which has dispatched teams to help the recovery effort.
"Dollar General is dedicated to helping our friends in Haiti recover from this disaster," said Rick Dreiling, Dollar General's chairman and CEO. "We are committed to our mission of serving others, in good times and in bad. We are heartened by the bravery and resiliency of the people of Haiti."
The company is encouraging its employees and others to make donations to the relief effort. To make an online donation to the Red Cross' recovery efforts, visit http://redcross.org.
About Dollar General
Goodlettsville, Tenn.-based 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 8,700 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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