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Responding to Communities’ Urgent Needs


Each year, natural disasters impact the lives and livelihoods of our Associates, Customers, and neighbors. We want to support affected communities and help them recover from the devastating impact in times of need.

The Ross Stores Foundation is a proud member and supporter of the American Red Cross Disaster Responder Program. Our support through the program ensures the Red Cross is ready to provide immediate care and comfort to those experiencing hardship. The Red Cross responds to more than 60,000 disasters of all sizes each year in the US – an emergency every 8 minutes on average. Our donations enable the Red Cross to provide safe shelter, hot meals, emotional support, and resources to aid in recovery.

In recent years, the Ross Stores Foundation has donated to American Red Cross Disaster Relief, powering the organization’s response efforts for hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes, floods, and more. In 2022, Ross helped the Red Cross respond quickly following Hurricane Ian and hundreds of other disasters, big and small.

To respond to the major impact of Hurricane Ian across the Southeast United States, we invited our Customers in Florida to donate to the Red Cross at the register and join us in supporting neighbors in need. Our Customers donated generously to aid the response to the catastrophic storm.

Our Store teams also looked for opportunities to support each other and the local community on the long road to recovery from Hurricane Ian. For example, Store leadership gathered supplies and pantry items at local Stores for our Associates to share with their families. At one Store that experienced storm damage, local leadership arranged to donate items to the local Boys & Girls Club. The Club and the families they serve were hit hard by the storm, and our Associates were thrilled to share these items with the community.

We are proud to support and strengthen our communities through our donations in response to natural disasters.

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