Salvation Army disaster service teams are helping in Haiti. Kroger gave $1,000 toward the relief efforts.

Salvation Army disaster service teams are helping in Haiti. Kroger gave $1,000 toward the relief efforts.

Kroger Central Division gave The Salvation Army $1,000 to help towards the Haitian earthquake relief. The Salvation Army has been raising money and sending disaster service teams since the earthquake hit in efforts to help the devastated country. A local Salvation Army three-man response team has been sent to help in Haiti. The three who went are Salvation Army Disaster Service Director Jerry Larsen and Salvation Army Officers Captain Marcos Ramirez and Captain Geff Crowell, all of which are trained first responders.

This isn’t the first time Kroger has given to The Salvation Army and they are continual participant in the red kettle campaign.

“By helping the Salvation Army, we also help our associates and our customers,” said Kroger Central Division Public Affairs Manager John Elliott. “They recognize the value the Salvation Army provides and both customers and Kroger associates place generous donations in the red kettles.  In times of need, they always are there for us and for the local communities we serve.”

The Kroger Central Division has been dedicated to supporting and serving the communities where their stores are located. They gave $10 million to local organizations focusing on hunger relief, K-12 education and health causes.

Kroger stores across America have helped raise The Salvation Army significant amounts of money, like the $10.6 million that was raised in 2008 from red kettle donations. In Indiana, Kroger has helped The Salvation Army’s relief of hunger and national disasters.