For immediate release: October 27, 2022
For more information: Eric B. White, Director of Marketing & Communications
Reading, Pa. – Redner’s Markets has announced a donation to Project HOPE via a recently in-store, round up campaign. During July and August, Redner’s Markets and Quick Stops engaged in a round up, fundraising effort to raise funds for the humanitarian relief efforts in Ukraine conducted by Project HOPE. During the fundraising period, guests could round up their purchase to the nearest, even dollar amount with the difference being donated. From the outset of the program, Redner’s pledged to match funding up to $25,000 dollars of that collected within stores. Through the outpouring of support from its guests, Redner’s, was able to issue $65,000 to Project HOPE.
“We (along with the rest of the word) were aware of the massive humanitarian relief efforts needed in Ukraine and through a partnership with the National Grocer’s Association (NGA) we were able to connect with Project HOPE. While the world is aware of the conflict in Ukraine, the most heartbreaking is the need for basic medical & sanitary needs for women & children. Project HOPE and their efforts provides the peace of mind that this donation is providing direct relief to these vulnerable populations,” said Redner’s COO, Gary M. Redner.
Following the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February of 2022, Project HOPE launched a highly coordinated, comprehensive humanitarian intervention. Since then, Project HOPE been working in Ukraine and the 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, including primary health, mental health and psychosocial support, and protection.
“It has been months since the Russian invasion, but the people of Ukraine need us now more than ever as we anticipate the escalation of war set against the backdrop of a very long and cold winter season. Thanks to the generosity of Redner’s Markets associates and guests, Project HOPE can remain committed to the people of Ukraine as we provide medical and mental health support, repair impacted hospitals, ensure access to life-saving medications, and provide safe spaces for displaced children,” states Rabih Torbay, President/CEO of Project HOPE.
About Project HOPE
Founded in 1958, Project HOPE is a leading global health and humanitarian organization operating in more than 25 countries around the world. We work side-by-side with local health systems to save lives and improve health. Our mission is at the epicenter of today’s greatest health challenges, including infectious and chronic diseases, disasters and health crises, maternal, neonatal and child health and the policies that impact how health care is delivered. For more information on Project HOPE and its work around the world, visit www.ProjectHOPE.org and follow us on Twitter @ProjectHOPEorg.