Safeway Donates Truckload of Water To Assist Prince George's Residents

Grocer Provides Nearly 5,000 Gallons In Preparation for Water Outage
By: Safeway
LANHAM, Md. - July 17, 2013 - PRLog -- LANHAM, Md. – A summer heat wave combined with a water main repair has created a tremendous demand for bottled water in Southern Prince George’s County.  Safeway has responded with the donation of a truckload of nearly 5,000 gallons of drinking water to community residents in need.

Safeway officials worked in concert with Prince George’s County Councilmember Obie Patterson to identify underserved neighborhoods in the affected area.  Two distributions are occurring today with the first (which began at 10 a.m.) being held at the MNCPPC’s Southern Regional Technology and Recreation Complex at 7007 Bock Rd. in Ft. Washington with a second taking place at 6:30 p.m. this evening at the Community of Hope AME Church at 3701 Branch Ave. in Hillcrest Heights (located in the former Galaxy Furniture store on the lower level of Iverson Mall).  In both cases, senior citizens will be served first followed by the general public on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission estimates that the area’s water supply will be shut down for the next few days

Safeway (SWY:NYSE), a Fortune 100 company, is one of the largest food and drug retailers in North America with annualized sales exceeding $44.2 billion.  The company operates 1,641 stores in the United States and Canada with a total workforce of nearly 200,000 employees.

Safeway’s Eastern Division employs approximately 12,000 people and currently operates 125 stores with 66 Safeway stores in Maryland, 43 in Virginia, 13 in the District of Columbia and four in Delaware.
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