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Hy-Vee to raise funds for Harvey victims

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa -- Hy-Vee Inc. announced Tuesday it will be accepting customers' donations for those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Hy-Vee will match all donations received from Aug. 30 to Sept. 30, up to $100,000.

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa  - Hy-Vee Inc. announced Tuesday it will be accepting customers’ donations for those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Hy-Vee will match all donations received from Aug. 30 to 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 will match customer and partner donations up to $100,000. In addition, the company will partner with the American Red Cross to distribute the funds.

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