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The Salvation Army Receives $75K Donation from Giant Food

February 17, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

February 17, 2010

Landover, Md. – Last week, Giant Food of Landover, Md. began a year-long celebration of the company’s 75th anniversary. In 1936 despite difficult economic times, N.M. Cohen and Samuel Lehrman together opened the first grocery store in the nation’s capital. In honor of Giant Food’s 75th anniversary, the company presented a $75,000 check Wednesday to The Salvation Army at National Capital Area Command headquarters in Washington, D.C. The donation will help further the work of Salvation Army divisions and corps across Giant’s operating area in Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C. and Delaware.

“The Salvation Army is thankful to Giant Food for this gift and congratulates them on their 75th anniversary. Giant’s commitment and partnership helps The Salvation Army to continue Doing the Most Good for people in need throughout the National Capital area and beyond; and for that, The Army is grateful,” said Captain Vance Murphy representing The Salvation Army.

In honor of Giant Food’s 75th anniversary, Brian Beatty (left), director of marketing and external communications for Giant Food of Landover, Md., presents a $75,000 check to The Salvation Army. Captain Vance Murphy accepts the gift on behalf of The Salvation Army.

“Giant Food supports The Salvation Army’s efforts to help our neighbors in need and is pleased to make this gift as we begin our 75th anniversary celebration,” said Jamie Miller, manager of public and community relations for Giant Food.

Giant will continue to support The Salvation Army and hundreds of additional community partners throughout the anniversary year and in the years ahead.

About Giant Food of Landover, Md.

Giant Food LLC, headquartered in Landover, Md., operates 179 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia, and employs approximately 22,000 associates. Included within the 179 stores are 163 full-service pharmacies. For more information on Giant, visit http://www.GiantFood.com.

About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to http://www.salvationarmyusa.org and locally go to http://www.salarmydc.org.

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