Brookshire’s, KVNE/KGLY donate $40K to East Texas tornado victims

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Representatives from Brookshire Grocery Co., 89.5 KVNE and 91.3 KGLY presented $40,000 in Brookshire’s gift cards to the Rev. Jon Thornsbury, pastor of First United Methodist Church in Canton, who is coordinating disbursement to East Texans impacted by the recent tornadoes.

It all started with an idea from the radio stations to help people in need by collecting some grocery gift cards. BGC stores began serving as gift card collection points, and the company offered to match up to $10,000 in donated cards. The East Texas community and people from other areas responded so generously that the $10,000 goal was quickly surpassed and Brookshire’s extended its match to $20,000. From May 4-24, KVNE, KGLY and BGC stores – including Brookshire’s, Super 1 Foods, FRESH by Brookshire’s and Spring Market – served as collection sites and collected more than $20,000 in cards, which BGC matched.

“This donation was made possible by the many people who stepped up and came together to help their neighbors get back on their feet after facing such a tragedy,” said Brad Brookshire, Chairman and CEO for BGC. “The generosity of our communities, especially during times of need, never ceases to amaze me. Brookshire Grocery Company is proud to stand with East Texans and all the communities we serve.”

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