In response to the devastation caused by historic flooding in South Carolina, The Starbucks Foundation will donate $50,000 to the American Red Cross to aid in relief efforts.
“Our thoughts and prayers remain with the individuals and families in South Carolina affected by this tragedy,” said Sharon Powell, Starbucks regional vice president. “We stand ready to support the people in the region during this difficult period.”
Starbucks is also working with the local FEMA chapter to provide information to those who need help as a result of the flood. Posters with details about applying for disaster assistance will appear in Starbucks stores in South Carolina and surrounding areas.
Customers and partners who wish to aid in the recovery may text “REDCROSS” to 90999* to donate $10 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief or visit the American Red Cross website.
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