Albertsons, customers support Red Cross disaster relief

Albertsons stores and the Red Cross are teaming up to support disaster relief.

Through Aug. 21, Albertsons customers have a convenient way to donate to the Red Cross via pin pads when they swipe their cards at the cash register. The money will be used to help families impacted by disasters like wildfires and floods here in Montana and Idaho, or wherever it’s needed most.

Eighty-three Albertsons and Safeway stores in Idaho, Montana, Colorado, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon and Wyoming are taking part.

A similar customer giving program during last summer’s wildfire season raised about $64,000 to help the Red Cross prepare for and respond to local disasters. Since July 2017, the Red Cross has opened 27 emergency shelters across Idaho and Montana in response to wildfires and flooding.

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Even a small donation can go a long way to helping families during their darkest hours. Just $5 provides one blanket for someone staying at a Red Cross emergency shelter while $7.50 provides a blanket and a comfort kit containing hygiene items such as a toothbrush, shampoo and shaving cream.

Visit your local Albertsons today and support Red Cross disaster relief.