CAMP HILL, Pa. — In the aftermath of floods in Baton Rouge, La., the Rite Aid Foundation on Friday announced an additional donation to the American Red Cross Louisiana Capital Area to help with flood relief efforts there. This donation follows the foundation’s Aug. 15 donation of $50,000.
The Rite Aid Foundation’s donation will go toward providing 11,000 comfort kits that include personal hygiene products and snacks for those displaced by the floods.
“The flooding in Louisiana has brought devastation and uncertainty to tens of thousands of people,” American Red Cross VP communications Elizabeth Penniman said. “Thanks to the generosity of partners like The Rite Aid Foundation, the Red Cross will be able to support the 18 shelters open throughout the area, continue to distribute relief supplies and provide comfort to people hit hard by this historic event.”
Rite Aid has 61 stores in Louisiana, including 11 in the greater Baton Rouge Area, and employs nearly 1,00 associates across the state. Since it began in 2001, the Rite Aid Foundation has donated $27 million to nonprofit organizations.