Publix donates $1 million to Hurricane Ian relief

by | Sep 29, 2022

  • Publix will be accepting donations for Florida’s Hurricane Ian recovery
  • 100% of the funds will support nonprofits in efforts affected by the storm
  • Hurricane Ian, a Category 4 storm, made landfall on Wednesday, causing catastrophic flooding, strong winds, and storm surge, while leaving millions of Florida homes and businesses without power

Publix Super Markets Charities is donating a total of $1 million to nonprofit organizations, including the American Red Cross and United Way, supporting relief efforts in areas impacted by Hurricane Ian.

The Lakeland-based supermarket is also activating a companywide donation campaign starting Sept. 30, allowing customers and associates to help people affected by the hurricane. Donations may be made in any amount at checkout.

One hundred percent of donated funds will go to the American Red Cross, enabling them to respond to and help people recover from this disaster. The end date for the campaign will be determined based on customer response.

“I’m proud of our more than 230,000 associates who are working hard to take care of our customers, our communities and each other every day and especially in times of need,” said Publix CEO Todd Jones. “We’re grateful to Publix Charities for their generous donation to help the people who have been affected by Hurricane Ian.”

Hurricane Ian made landfall on Wednesday, battering Florida with sustained winds of 155 mph and gusts nearing 200. The Category 4 storm left a path of destruction across the Sunshine State, producing catastrophic flooding, strong winds, and storm surge, while leaving more than 2 million Florida homes and businesses without power.

Ian has since been downgraded to a tropical storm, but the storm is dropping heavy rain on central and northeast Florida throughout Thursday.


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