Friday November 9, 2012
Hurricane Victims Get Support From Hershey
Hershey, PA — The Hershey Co. has offered support to victims of Hurricane Sandy through monetary donations to the American Red Cross and by donating candy to a relief shelter.
The company gave $50,000 to the Red Cross disaster relief fund before the hurricane hit so that resources and supplies would be immediately available after the storm. The Red Cross indicated that donating prior to a disaster is more effective when coordinating relief efforts. Hershey encouraged employees to donate to the Red Cross and the United Way, and offered guidance on how to do so.
The company also delivered 10 pallets of candy, consisting of about 5,000 bags of Hershey's, Kit Kat and Reese's snack-size items, to a shelter to Somerset, NJ.
From November 3 to 4, Hershey donated $5 to the Red Cross for every "Create Your Own Candy Bar" purchase from Hershey's Chocolate World, resulting in a donation of more than $10,000.
Jeff Beckman, director of corporate communications, says: "The Hershey Co. has a more than 100 year history of giving back to the communities in which we work and live. When disasters such as Hurricane Sandy strike, it's in our DNA to find ways to help and contribute by providing relief to the people impacted."