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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 Donates $30,000 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief

FARMINGTON, Conn., (October 25, 2019)

Big Y World Class Markets collected donations from customers and employees from September 11 – September 22 for American Red Cross Disaster Relief- Hurricane Dorian.

Community and employee donations along with additional support from Big Y resulted in a donation of $30,000 which will be donated to both Massachusetts and Connecticut American Red Cross Chapters in support of the ongoing relief efforts in the Bahamas and the Southeast United States.

A formal check presentation to the Connecticut American Red Cross was held on October 25 at the West Hartford Big Y World Class Market. Jim Martin, Store Director, of Big Y Foods presented the contribution to Kierstin Pupkowski, Regional Philanthropy Officer, Connecticut and Rhode Island Chapter.

“We are so grateful to members of the community and to the Big Y family for supporting the work of the American Red Cross,” said Mario Bruno, CEO, American Red Cross Connecticut and Rhode Island. “This type of support will go a long way in helping those impacted by Hurricane Dorian."

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 both Japan and Haiti, Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. Last year at about this time, Big Y drives made a positive impact on the Red Cross responses to Hurricane Florence, and those impacted by the Merrimack Valley Fires & Explosions. The 10-plus-year partnership has now raised over $1.6 million to support international and domestic disasters.

For additional Big Y information, please contact Claire D’Amour-Daley at (413) 5044004. For information about the Red Cross Disaster Relief, please visit: www.redcross.org.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.