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Hy-Vee raising funds for Hurricane Harvey relief

Customers can donate at all stores, company matching $100,000

The front entrance of a Hy-Vee store in Coralville. (Gazette file photo)
The front entrance of a Hy-Vee store in Coralville. (Gazette file photo)

Hy-Vee Inc. announced Tuesday the company will be accepting customers’ donations for those affected by Hurricane Harvey and will match all donations received through Sept. 30, up to $100,000.

Funds will be provided to the American Red Cross to help with relief efforts, including supporting volunteer efforts, opening shelters and providing meals and other supplies.

“No matter where we are from, we all stand with the people of Texas impacted by the devastation of Hurricane Harvey,” said Randy Edeker, chairman, president and CEO of Hy-Vee. “We look forward to working with customers to bolster relief efforts for this unprecedented and catastrophic event.”

Hy-Vee customers will have the ability to donate $1 or $5 amounts at the cash register of any Hy-Vee store. Customers will be able to add the amount to their purchase, or donate separately if they are not purchasing groceries.

Hy-Vee has more than 240 retail stores across eight Midwestern states with sales of $9.8 billion annually. The company employs roughly 85,000 people.

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