NBC Connecticut is partnering with Big Y World Class Markets and the American Red Cross to help raise donations for those impacted by Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana.
From Friday, Sept. 1 through Saturday, Sept. 16, Big Y customers and employees can donate to the Red Cross at all Big Y locations in the state. You will have the option to add a donation on to your credit or debit card when checking out. There will also be donation containers for cash and checks available at the registers at all Big Y stores in Connecticut and Massachusetts.
Hundreds of Red Cross volunteers and employees are currently in the region impacted by Harvey, including more than 40 from Connecticut.
“The Red Cross is grateful for the support of Big Y World Class Markets and our partners at NBC Connecticut,” said Mario Bruno, CEO, American Red Cross Connecticut and Rhode Island Region. “This campaign will enable the Red Cross to aid in the recovery of those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. The outpouring of support we have seen over the years from Big Y employees and their customers has been tremendous.”
“The partnership with NBC CT is invaluable,” Bruno added.
The American Red Cross is helping provide supplies for shelters and families stranded in their homes, including ready-to-eat meals, comfort kits, and kitchen and cleaning supplies.
If you cannot make it to a Big Y to donate, you can donate online through the American Red Cross website by clicking here. You can also call 1-800-RED-CROSS or make a $10 donation by texting "HARVEY" to 90999.
NBC CT, Big Y, and the American Red Cross previously partnered together on a relief drive in 2016 to help victims of Hurricane Matthew.
NBC Connecticut is proud to be Connecting You to Caring.