Hours after media outlets began reporting on the devastation across southeastern Texas, H-E-B Grocery mobilized its resources — taking water, fuel, food, supplies, and volunteers to aid those affected by catastrophic Hurricane Harvey.
First, H-E-B dispatched its Disaster Response Units (DRUs) and two H-E-B Mobile Kitchens to its store at 1505 E. Rio Grande in Victoria, TX. Then, the grocery retailer sent more than 15 vehicles including the DRUs and Mobile Kitchens, water and fuel tankers, and H-E-B trailers stocked with supplies directly to impacted areas. So far, more than 100 H-E-B employees are volunteering in this community effort.
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H-E-B’s DRUs will remain onsite in devastated areas to provide pharmaceutical and business services, giving displaced residents a way to fill prescriptions, cash checks, pay bills, and access an ATM. In addition, HEB’s Mobile Kitchens are equipped to serve up to 2,500 meals per hour.
In addition to its rapid, on-the-scene response to flooded areas, the company will donate $100,000 to the American Red Cross for Hurricane relief. It also announced a corporate-wide fundraising campaign for customers to support Harvey victims through donations of $1, $3, or $5 increments at checkout at any H-E-B, Central Market, and Joe V’s Smart Shop stores throughout Texas. Read more or donate to H-E-B’s Hurricane Relief Effort here.