Safeway and Other Grocery Stores Asking for Donations for Fire Victims


Stores owned by The Albertsons Companies are trying to raise money for victims of the wildfires in Northern California.

Executive director of the Albertsons Foundation, Christy Duncan Anderson says customers can make donations at check stands of the Safeway, Albertsons, Vons and Pavilions store locations in California and northern Nevada.

“We have a longstanding history serving California. We’re committed to helping our neighbors during this crisis.”

The foundations says they will match customer donations up to $500,000.

The money will be used to help disaster relief organizations prepare for, respond to and help recovery efforts from the fires.

“We know the needs are great and we want to make a meaningful impact to help people recover.”

By Wednesday night, the fires have killed 23 people, burned 170,000 acres, including more than 42,000 acres in Napa Valley and 28,000 acres in Sonoma County.

More than 3,500 homes and businesses have been destroyed and 4,400 people have been placed into emergency shelters.


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