Rite Aid donates funds to Haiti earthquake relief

CAMP HILL, Pa. Rite Aid announced Thursday that that The Rite Aid Foundation is making a $50,000 donation to the American Red Cross International Response Fund to help the victims, families and communities affected by the recent earthquake in Haiti.

The company also announced that it will launch a customer and associate fundraising program next week to aid earthquake relief efforts. Customers will be able to donate funds by purchasing $1 disaster relief certificates at any Rite Aid store across the country in a program similar to ones Rite Aid conducted to support tsunami relief efforts in 2005 and aid the victims of the attacks on 9/11. Rite Aid associates in the corporate and field offices as well as the company's distribution centers will also participate in the program. All funds raised will be donated to the American Red Cross International Response Fund for earthquake relief.

“Our hearts go out to the victims, families and communities affected by this devastating tragedy,” said Mary Sammons, Rite Aid chairman and CEO. “Rite Aid wants to help by making it easy for associates and customers to contribute to earthquake relief efforts and to raise the funds that are so needed for rescue, recovery and rebuilding. We are proud to partner with the American Red Cross to raise funds for the International Response Fund.”