Big Y, Red Cross partner for Hurricane Matthew relief - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Big Y, Red Cross partner for Hurricane Matthew relief

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(Source: American Red Cross) (Source: American Red Cross)

Big Y World Class Supermarkets is partnering with the American Red Cross to raise donations for people affected by Hurricane Matthew.

Saturday, the Red Cross said people will be able to donate to disaster relief at Big Y locations across Connecticut and Massachusetts.

“The Red Cross is grateful for the support of Big Y World Class Markets,” said Mario Bruno, CEO, American Red Cross Connecticut and Rhode Island Region. “This campaign will enable the Red Cross to aid in the recovery of those impacted by Hurricane Matthew. The outpouring of support we have seen over the years from Big Y employees and their customers has been tremendous.”

The Red Cross said it launched a sheltering effort that spans four states. It provides as many overnight stays in shelters as after superstorm Sandy.

It said nearly 4,800 people in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida woke up Tuesday morning in 90 shelters.

Since the storm, it and community partners have served more than 137,000 meals and snacks.

More than 35 Red Cross workers from Connecticut joined 4,100 nationwide to provide water, ready-to-eat meals, cots, blankets, kitchen items, cleaning supplies, insect repellent, gloves, masks, shovels, rakes, coolers and more.

For more information on how to donate, head to the Red Cross's website here.

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