GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., May 03, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation today announced that it is providing aid to flood victims in Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee through merchandise donations to the American Red Cross. The company is donating a variety of supplies to the Red Cross, such as personal hygiene products, socks, underwear, diapers and other baby products. The company is also donating cleaning supplies to Second Harvest Food Bank.
"Dollar General is dedicated to helping our friends and neighbors recover from this disaster," said Rick Dreiling, Dollar General's chairman and CEO. "These much-needed supplies will aid flood victims as they work to rebuild their lives. Our thoughts are with those who have been affected, and we are committed to helping these communities recover quickly."
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 through 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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