Rite Aid Foundation donates to wildfire relief

To support wildfire relief efforts in California, the Rite Aid Foundation says it will distribute $75,000 to the American Red Cross Los Angeles Region and American Red Cross Northern California Coastal Region.

To support wildfire relief efforts in California, the Rite Aid Foundation says it will distribute $75,000 to the American Red Cross Los Angeles Region and American Red Cross Northern California Coastal Region. Tracy Henderson, director of the Rite Aid Foundation and charitable giving initiatives, says: "The Rite Aid Foundation hopes today's donation provides some relief and comfort as Californians look to rebuild their homes and lives." The foundation will allocate $50,000 to American Red Cross Los Angeles and $25,000 to American Red Cross Northern California Coastal Region. Elizabeth Penniman, vice president of communications at the American Red Cross, noted: "We appreciate compassionate supporters like the Rite Aid Foundation whose donation is enabling the Red Cross to provide shelter, food, and emotional and recovery support to families impacted by this year's wildfires." Working with government and community partners, dozens of American Red Cross disaster workers have helped open shelters and evacuation centers for those escaping the fires. The organization has provided 4,900 overnight shelter stays and served meals to more than 10,000 people since the latest fires broke out.