Big Y in the News
Headquartered in Springfield, MA, Big Y is one of the largest independently owned supermarket chains in New England. Proud to be family owned and operated, we operate almost 80 stores throughout Connecticut and Massachusetts with over 11,000 employees. Big Y has been named a 2015 Employer of Choice by the Employers Association of the Northeast. Founded in 1936 by brothers Paul and Gerald D'Amour, the store was named after an intersection in Chicopee, Massachusetts where two roads converge to form a "Y".
Big Y in the News contains excerpts from press releases that have been sent to local media.
Big Y to Donate $200,000 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief
SPRINGFIELD, MA (Wednesday October 25, 2017)
Big Y will present $200,000 to American Red Cross Massachusetts representatives in support of Red Cross Hurricane Disaster Relief from September 1st- September 23rd, 2017. Big Y customers and employees made donations to American Red Cross Disaster Relief at all Big Y locations throughout Massachusetts and Connecticut.
In the last eight weeks, the American Red Cross has launched wide-ranging relief efforts to help people devastated by three historic, back-to-back hurricanes— Harvey, Irma, and Maria. The American Red Cross has provided nearly $200 million in direct financial assistance to those affected by the disastrous weather conditions in Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Thanks to the support of Americans from across the country and partners like Big Y, Red Cross volunteers are making a real difference in the lives of those in need.
Big Y, its customers and employees have a strong tradition of supporting those in need through the American Red Cross. Past relief campaigns include the 2004 Tsunami, Hurricane Katrina, and the earthquakes in Japan, Haiti, and Nepal. The 10-plus-year partnership has raised over $1.1 million to support both international and domestic disasters.