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Local Business Helps Neighbors in Need
In the wake of the horrific explosion that rocked San Bruno, CA on September 9, 2010, wherein 377 homes were evacuated and seven people killed when a gas pipeline exploded, Mollie Stone's will partner with the American Red Cross for relief efforts.
Mollie Stone’s co-founder, Dave Bennett said, "We have been an integral part of the San Bruno community for years. This tragedy impacts us on a very, very deep level. Our hearts go out to the families affected by this terrible, unexpected crisis. The depth of this tragedy is matched by the heroism of the volunteers and the people of this community. "
"Mollie Stones's role here is simple: provide support to those in need. That's all. We would like to thank companies like Pepsi and Orowheat, who have called me to ask how they can help. As far as monetary donations, people deserve to know where their money is going. We want to maintain 100% transparency:
As a longstanding community business, Mollie Stone’s empathizes with their customers, neighbors and staff affected by this tragic event. As all eyes turned to this small city as it banded together in the wake of disaster, San Bruno was overwhelmed with the kindness and generosity of others.
Mollie Stone’s is no stranger to community involvement having led the charge in a number of charitable ventures including donations to the San Mateo Police and Fire Departments, and recognition from Employer’s Direct and SAMCEDA for their leadership.
About the American Red Cross – Bay Area Chapter:
“The American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter provides relief to those affected by disasters and empowers individuals in the community to prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. By helping people in the Bay Area learn how to take care of their families and neighbors, we strengthen our community and make it more resilient to disasters large and small.”
About Mollie Stone’s:
“Mollie Stone's has been giving back to the communities we serve in the San Francisco Bay Area ever since we opened our first store in Redwood City in the mid-1980’s. In over twenty-five years of business, Mollie Stone's Markets has given millions of dollars to local schools and other non-profit organization, primarily through our involvement with the eScrip giving program. Mollie Stone's and its employees also contribute to the community in many different ways, including through direct service, sponsorship of non-profit events and in-kind donations.”
Contact(s): Dave Bennett, Mollie Stone’s, dave [at] molliestones [dot] com; Eric Harr; Eric Harr Social Media, eric [at] ericharrsocialmedia [dot] com
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