Redner’s Markets, Shoppers Give $65,000 for Ukraine

READING PA – Reading-based Redner’s Markets, which operates supermarkets and convenience stores in Lower Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Boyertown, Douglassville, Bally, Phoenixville, Red Hill, Collegeville, and Audubon, has donated $65,000 to Project HOPE as a result of what it said Thursday (Oct. 27, 2022) was its customers’ “outpouring of support.”

The gift to the international non-profit organization is specifically targeted to provide humanitarian relief efforts in Ukraine. It reflects $40,000 given by customers who willingly “rounded up” their total expenses to the next-highest dollar during an in-stores campaign conducted over July and August. Redner’s promised in advance to match up to $25,000 of the donations, making up the balance.

The campaign represented a partnership between Project Hope and the National Grocer’s Association.

While the world is aware of the conflict in Ukraine, “most heartbreaking” is the lack of basic medical and sanitary needs for women and children. Project HOPE and its efforts are “providing direct relief to these vulnerable populations,” Redner’s Chief Operating Officer Gary M. Redner said.

Since February 2022, when the Russian invasion of Ukraine began, Project HOPE has worked there and in neighboring countries of Moldova, Poland, and Romania to support health facilities, provide essential medical equipment, pharmaceuticals, and supplies; and to meet the needs of Ukrainian refugees for primary health, mental health and psychosocial support, and protection.

Thanks to the generosity of Redner’s Markets and its customers, “Project HOPE can remain committed to the people of Ukraine,” the non-profit’s President Rabih Torbay added.

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