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Publix Recovery Efforts After Hurricane Wilma


LAKELAND, Fla., Oct. 28, 2005 - As of today, 227 Publix locations from Key West to Vero Beach are currently, open and Publix associates are working diligently to replenish products.

“Many stores in South Florida are operating on generator power; however, they are stocked with non-perishable items. Publix trucks are arriving with perishable items to those store locations with full power,” said Maria Brous Director of Media and Community Relations. “Our Publix Pharmacies are also open for customers’ prescription needs.”

Customers may click on the link below to determine a particular store’s status. This information is listed alphabetically by city and will be updated daily at 8am, noon and 5pm.

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As responsible citizens in our communities, Publix has established a program to offer customers and associates a way to directly help those areas affected by Hurricane Wilma. Customers may donate any amount they choose by adding it to their grocery totals when checking out at Publix registers. All of the money collected will be channeled through United Way of Central Florida and their affiliated agencies, such as American Red Cross and The Salvation Army for the areas affected by Wilma. The program will continue for a few weeks, based on customer response. In addition, Publix has donated 12,000 gallons of water and 92,400 pounds of ice.

In a separate donation, Publix Super Markets Charities is donating $1 million to United Way of Central Florida for relief efforts for the areas affected by Wilma.


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