“Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of those who have suffered through these devastating storms. Our primary concern is to take care of our family of associates, customers and neighbors,” said Tim Belk, chairman and CEO of Belk, Inc.
Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) April 29, 2011
Belk, Inc. has announced a $200,000 commitment to the American Red Cross to aid the victims of recent storms that have swept through the southern United States. The contribution to the American Red Cross Spring Storms Fund includes a $100,000 grant to support efforts in Alabama, $50,000 to support efforts in North Carolina and an additional $50,000 grant to help with immediate and long-term recovery efforts throughout the company’s footprint.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of those who have suffered through these devastating storms. Our primary concern is to take care of our family of associates, customers and neighbors,” said Tim Belk, chairman and CEO of Belk, Inc. “The American Red Cross is at the forefront of disaster relief efforts, providing much needed resources and support to those whose lives have been impacted by these storms.”
In addition, Belk, Inc. will help address the immediate needs of its associates impacted by the storms.
About Belk, Inc.
Charlotte, N.C.-based Belk, Inc. (http://www.belk.com) is the nation’s largest privately owned mainline department store company with 304 Belk stores located in 16 Southern states. The company was founded in 1888 by William Henry Belk in Monroe, N.C., and is in the third generation of Belk family leadership. Its Belk.com Web site offers a wide assortment of fashion apparel, shoes and accessories for the entire family along with top name cosmetics, a wedding registry and a large selection of quality merchandise for the home.
About The American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit http://www.redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.