Companies Donate to Firefighting Effort

Companies Donate to Firefighting Effort

10 June 2011

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USA — Lots of valley companies are getting in the spirit of philanthropy. The Wallow Fire is Arizona’s second largest wildfire in history, and the firefighters on the front line and the evacuees need help.

A truck loaded with food left Mesa Friday morning. It’s being provided by the United Food Bank. As the firefighting effort drags on, they expect to bring more truckloads to eastern Arizona.

The United Food Bank relies on donations. They are encouraging businesses to host food drives for the fire victims.

130 Bashas’, Food City and AJ’s stores are also collecting monetary donations for the Salvation Army’s Disaster Relief Efforts. The Salvation Army has been feeding evacuees since last Thursday, and has provided more than 1,400 meals to date.

Earlier this week, Bashas’ has sent bottled water and food to the firefighters and exacuees. Each day, the grocery chain delivers a truckload to its store in Eagar, which remains open and is staffed by volunteer managers.

Anheuser-Busch is donating more than 51,000 cans of drinking water for the relief efforts. A truckload of water left the company’s Georgia brewery earlier this week and is scheduled to arrive Friday night.

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