FORT WORTH, Texas
June 3, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- Ten days after announcing the start of the program, RadioShack Corporation today reported it has collected more than
in donations to the American Red Cross. The donations were made by RadioShack customers at the point of sale at all RadioShack stores nationwide and will directly benefit victims of tornadoes in
"We are proud and very pleased that our consumers have contributed
for relief efforts," said
, chief executive officer. "In light of last week's second wave of deadly storms in
, it is clear this help is still desperately needed. By partnering with the American Red Cross on these donations, we know the money will be used for relief efforts in affected communities."
RadioShack is also delivering the first shipments of its own donated product including mobile phones, chargers, power inverters, batteries, flashlights and other emergency items to affected areas beginning today,
. Additionally, employees at RadioShack headquarters launched a donation drive last week for household items needed by victims in
, and hundreds of items have already been collected.
Donations will continue to be accepted at all RadioShack stores in the United States. When checking out, customers continue to have the option of donating
to directly benefit tornado victims in
and Texas. The donations will go to the American Red Cross and will help cover the cost of emergency shelter, food, recovery and other assistance to families impacted by the storms.
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