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Select Publix locations accepting donations to help Puerto Rico hurricane relief efforts

LAKELAND, Fla. — Select Florida Publix locations are now accepting donations to help with Hurricane Fiona relief efforts in Puerto Rico.

The Lakeland-based grocer said donations can be made at checkout at any Publix store in the Jacksonville, Lakeland and Miami divisions, and 100% of the donations will go to the American Red Cross.


“Our Publix family extends beyond our local neighborhoods,” said Publix Director of Community Relations Dwaine Stevens in a statement. “With many of our associates and customers having family members living in Puerto Rico, we are grateful to be able to help.”

Publix officials said the end date for the program will be determined based on customers’ responses.

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Publix Super Markets Charities is also making a $100,000 donation to the American Red Cross to help support relief efforts.

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Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson, WFTV.com

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.