Bi-Lo Charities Offers $50,000 Match for American Red Cross – Japan

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BI-LO Charities is offering to match customer donations up to $50,000 made to the American Red Cross to assist the victims of the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan last week.

“Our hearts go out to families in Japan who are suffering unfathomable loss following last week’s earthquake and Tsunami flood. After the generous support given victims of Nine Eleven disaster and Hurricane Katrina by the Japanese people, we felt it was our turn to open our hearts and offer assistance during this horrible disaster in Japan,” said Michael Byars, President and CEO of BI-LO, LLC.

Through a partnership BI-LO has formed with Google, donations can be easily made on-line to BI-LO Charities by going to either www.bi-lo.com or www.bi-locharities.org.
BI-LO Charities will match all customer donations made to this secure website through Tuesday, April 19.

“Not one of us can walk away untouched after viewing the devastation of homes and heart-breaking loss of families and the resolute hopefulness of the Japanese people. Please join us in sharing $10 or more to assist those who have lost so very much,” said Carol Browning, Executive Director, BI-LO Charities.

About BI-LO Charities Inc.
Formed in 1998, BI-LO Charities Inc. manages BI-LO’s extensive charitable giving programs, including the annual BI-LO Charity Classic golf tournament, celebrating its 28th year in June 2011. Since its inception in 1984, the BI-LO Charity Classic has raised more than $53 million to provide funding for non-profit organizations in the Southeast. Their mission focuses on what is important to families: children’s issues, education for all ages and hunger relief.

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