A major Iowa-based grocery store is giving back to people that were impacted by the Uvalde shooting last week.

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Hy-vee donated $100,000 to the Texas grocery store chain H-E-B’s Spirit of Giving Fund to help those impacted by last week’s tragedy in Texas.

Hy-Vee CEO Randy Edeker told KWWL they donated to the Spirit of Giving Fund because they knew H-E-B was already working with the families.

Through their Spirit of Giving Fund, we know our donation will go toward providing meals, supplies, crisis counselors, financial assistance to families, and other community efforts. We also know others want to help during this time, so that’s why we believe it’s important to bring awareness to this Fund.

The $100,000 donation is the largest donation H-E-B has received in response to the Uvalde shooting.

H-E-B is known for its efforts to give back in times of tragedy in Texas. It set us the Spirit of Giving Fund back in 2017 when Hurricane Harvey hit the state.

In response to the Uvalde shooting, H-E-B  committed $500,000 in aid to Texans affected by the Uvalde shooting.

In a press release, H-E-B Group Vice President of Public Affairs, Diversity, and Environmental Affairs Winell Herron said

Our neighbors in Uvalde, including many of our H-E-B Partners, have connections to someone touched by this tragedy. We grieve alongside them as they face unimaginable loss. It is our hope that H‑E‑B’s support, along with our loyal customers’ donations, will help during this difficult situation.

The store is also launching a donation campaign so that customers can make monetary donations of $1, $3, $5, $50, or $100 at check out. Donations are being collected at H-E-B, Central Market, Joe V's Smart Shop, and Mi Tienda.

 

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