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Hy-Vee Partners with American Red Cross for Local Tornado Relief Efforts

May 29, 2019 | News & Press Releases

LAWRENCE, Kansas (May 29, 2019) — In response to tornado damage across northeastern Kansas and northwestern Missouri on Tuesday evening, Hy-Vee, Inc. announced today that it is partnering with the American Red Cross to assist in recovery efforts after tornadoes caused excessive damage.
Hy-Vee began donating meals, snacks and beverages to impacted residents and emergency workers today and will continue its outreach throughout the duration of cleanup efforts. Hy-Vee also will provide support to area shelters set up for impacted residents.
Starting today, both Lawrence Hy-Vee locations in Kansas will accept monetary donations for the American Red Cross, water and cleaning supplies for those impacted by last night’s tornadoes and storms. Community members who would like to help can drop off their donations at the customer service area inside either store.
“Our hearts go out to all of the families impacted by this natural disaster, as well as the first responders who are taking care of the Lawrence community and surrounding areas,” said Drew Holmes, senior regional vice president of Hy-Vee’s southwest region. “We’ll continue working with emergency management teams, local officials and the American Red Cross to identify what needs Hy-Vee may be able to assist with. As these communities begin their cleanup efforts, we want to do all that we can to help them recover.”

WHAT: Lawrence Hy-Vee Locations

Clinton Parkway Hy-Vee
3504 Clinton Parkway
Lawrence, KS 66047

6th Street Hy-Vee
4000 West Sixth St.
Lawrence, KS 66049


Hy-Vee, Inc. is an employee-owned corporation operating more than 245 retail stores across eight Midwestern states with sales of $10 billion annually. The supermarket chain is synonymous with quality, variety, convenience, healthy lifestyles, culinary expertise and superior customer service. Hy-Vee ranks in the Top 10 Most Trusted Brands and has been named one of America’s Top 5 favorite grocery stores. The company’s more than 80,000 employees provide “A Helpful Smile in Every Aisle” to customers every day. For additional information, visit