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Kroger patrons donate $600,000 for Haiti

Kroger customers in the Atlanta Division donated more than $600,000, in 23 days, to benefit the American Red Cross International Response Fund for Haiti. The money will provide food, water, clothing, cleaning supplies and other necessities for victims of last month's earthquake.

"The people of Atlanta have opened up their hearts and wallets for Haiti," said Glynn Jenkins, director of communications and public relations for Kroger's Atlanta Division. "It really shows what can be accomplished when a community rallies to help those in need."

From Jan. 14, through Feb. 6, Kroger customers "rounded up" their purchases to the nearest dollar and made monetary donations to benefit the fund.

"Kroger would like to thank our customers, partners and associates for supporting this worthwhile cause," Jenkins said. "The Haitian people have suffered greatly due to this tragic event, and it is our hope this donation will provide, in some way, aid to the victims."

-- From Staff Reports