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Raley’s campaign raises nearly $75K for tornado relief

By From page B6 | August 15, 2013

FAIRFIELD — The region’s Raley’s grocery stores raised nearly $75,000 to benefit relief efforts in the aftermath of a devastating tornado this May in Oklahoma.

Donations were collected over a four-week period in June, according to a Raley’s press release. The money will be split between the American Red Cross and The Salvation Army.

An EF 5 tornado packing winds of up to 210 mph touched down May 20 near Moore, Okla. It cut a 17-mile-long swath of destruction that was more than a mile wide at its peak. The tornado killed 23 people and injured another 375.

A little more than $74,220 was raised. All of the money went toward the relief effort because Raley’s covered all administrative costs, according to the release.

To learn more about the company’s Food for Families program, visitwww.foodforfamilies.org.

Reach Glen Faison at 427-6925 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/GlenFaison.

Glen Faison

Glen Faison

Glen Faison joined the Daily Republic as managing editor in September 2009. He previously worked as a reporter and editor for daily and weekly newspapers in the San Joaquin Valley for 20-plus years. His experience includes time as editor of the Golden Eagle, a military paper serving the Lemoore Naval Air Station. He graduated from Fresno State University with a bachelor's degree in journalism and bleeds Bulldogs red. He is an avid fan of the NFL's Washington team, and attended the 1988 NFC Championship Game against the Minnesota Vikings at RFK Stadium. He's a member of the Fairfield-Suisun Twilight Rotary Club and a board member for the Solano County Library Foundation. He married his wife, Jill, in 2005, and has three children: Courtni, Tyler and Hayli.

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