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.
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