HEB Stores Donate To Victims Of Sandy
It's only been about a week since the east coast was hit hard by hurricane sandy.
A local store is doing it's part to help.
Our Lauren Kendrick has more.
HEB stores donated a large amount of money to those victims, some still without power and wondering how they will rebuild.
We hear why those with HEB decided to help out.
"Tragedies happen all the time. We don't know when it could happen to us."
Although there are no HEB stores on the east coast, the grocery store employees wanted to help and are donating $50,000 to the American red cross.
"With 100% of those proceeds going to buy food, safe shelter, clean drinking water to all these victims."
HEB stores are asking members of the community to open their hearts and donate to the victims of the superstorm sandy.
"HEB is inviting customers to take part in this donation by donating in increments of $1, $3, OR $5."
Almarez says this is not something new for HEB to do. Since 1985 the grocery store has been supporting those in natural disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes and flooding. We told one customer about the opportunity to donate and she did not hesitate.
"Oh yes of course."
Hurricane sandy hit close to home for her since she knows the victims affected first hand.
"I do have friends that live over there in New Jersey...New York and just to see them...it's heart breaking."