Every year, disasters affect communities across the U.S. and around the world. Supporting our Associates, customers and neighbors in times of need is important to us, which is why the Ross Foundation supports the American Red Cross. The Red Cross has the knowledge, expertise, and resources to quickly and efficiently help communities impacted by all types of disasters.
RESPONDING TO U.S. AND GLOBAL DISASTERS
In recent years, the Ross Stores Foundation has donated to the American Red Cross to support response efforts for hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes, mudslides and typhoons in the U.S. and around the world. We believe in helping neighbors quickly and locally, and our partnership with the American Red Cross makes that possible. This partnership has helped us respond quickly to local disasters such as Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and the California Wildfires in 2017. We also supported recovery efforts for Hurricane Matthew and the flooding in Texas and Louisiana in 2016. Our support helped the Red Cross provide shelter, meals, mental health services and many other types of immediate relief in the aftermath of these disasters.
International disasters can also touch the lives and hearts of our community members, and Ross has supported American Red Cross’ responses to numerous international incidents, including Hurricane Maria in 2017.
When our Associates and customers are deeply affected, Ross Stores works with the American Red Cross to run a donation campaign in our stores. Through these campaigns, customers can make donations at our registers, with all proceeds going directly to the American Red Cross. For instance, our Ross Dress For Less and dd’s DISCOUNTS stores hosted a campaign in 2017 that raised over $1M for Hurricane Harvey relief.