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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 to Collect Donations to Help Red Cross Disaster Relief

SPRINGFIELD, MA (September 10, 2019)

Big Y World Class Markets are partnering with the American Red Cross to raise donations for those affected by Hurricane Dorian domestically and abroad.

Starting Wednesday, September 11th and continuing through Sunday, September 22nd. Big Y customers and employees will have the opportunity to donate to American Red Cross disaster relief at all Big Y World Class Markets throughout Massachusetts and Connecticut. Donation containers will be available at all Big Y registers.

“The effects of Hurricane Dorian are being felt in Florida, Georgia and the Carolinaswhere floods, spin-off tornadoes, and power outages are impacting whole communities,” said Holly Grant, CEO of the American Red Cross of Massachusetts. “The Red Crosshas mobilized 2,500 disaster workers (20 from Massachusetts), 110 response vehicles and more than 100 tractor trailers filled with water, ready-to-eat meals, cots, blankets, kitchen items, cleaning supplies and comfort kits, insect repellant, gloves, masks, shovels, rakes, coolers and more. We are sheltering and protecting tens of thousands. We are so grateful for the ongoing and generous support of Big Y and its employees and customers. Big Y truly helps the Red Cross deliver its disaster relief mission. Thanks to all.”

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 raised over $1.5 million to support international and domestic disasters.

For additional Big Y information, please contact Claire D’Amour-Daley at (413) 504- 4004. 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 athttp://blog.redcross.org.