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Kroger helps Oklahoma tornado victims

ATLANTA — Kroger’s Atlanta Division recently donated more than $177,000 to the American Red Cross on behalf of its customers and associates to assist victims who were affected by the tornadoes that ravaged Moore, Okla.

Moore sustained widespread damage when tornadoes touched down May 20.

Kroger shoppers throughout the Atlanta division were able to round their purchases up to the nearest dollar from May 21 to May 26.

Proceeds from the relief effort will help the American Red Cross to provide the residents of Moore with first-aid assistance, meals, emotional support and other necessities.

“As families in Oklahoma look to rebuild their lives, Kroger customers and associates can feel proud to have contributed to this important cause,” says Kroger spokesman Glynn Jenkins. “Their donations will help provide relief, comfort and stability for the residents of Moore.”

The Atlanta division is one of the southeast’s largest retail grocery chains with more than 210 stores covering Georgia, South Carolina, northern Alabama and eastern Tennessee.