BRENTWOOD, TN / ACCESSWIRE / September 28, 2022 / Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ: TSCO), the largest rural lifestyle retailer in the United States, and its foundation are taking action to support customers and communities in the path of Hurricane Ian, recent wildfires and record flooding.
The Tractor Supply Company Foundation announced that it will donate $100,000 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief to assist residents affected by the hurricane, as well as those in the West impacted by recent wildfires and residents in the Appalachian region of Kentucky who are still recovering from historic flooding. The donation also supports future disaster relief in hurricane and wildfire seasons.
Additionally, select Tractor Supply stores in the path of the storm will distribute gift cards to local organizations and shelters to purchase supplies such as pet and animal products, tools, tarps, gloves, generators and more. Once the storm has passed and it is safe to do so, Tractor Supply and its Team Members will be helping their neighbors however possible, whether that means ensuring stores are well-stocked with emergency supplies, making those supplies more accessible or simply having Team Members available for support.
"So often, we feel that hurricanes and other natural disasters are out of our control, but there is comfort in taking action. The Tractor Supply Company Foundation is committed to doing our part to provide relief through the American Red Cross and through our stores to assist our neighbors when they need us," said Mary Winn Pilkington, president of the Tractor Supply Company Foundation. "Tractor Supply is proud to support the communities we call home."
For Team Members impacted by the hurricane, Tractor Supply provides access to an employee assistance fund, called Here to Help. The fund offers emergency financial support in the wake of natural disasters, serious illness, injuries or catastrophic circumstances and is funded by Tractor Supply and contributions from the generosity of other Team Members.
The American Red Cross has significant relief efforts underway in the hurricane's path, making sure everyone has a safe place to stay, meals, emotional support and comfort. The nonprofit is moving as quickly as possible to stage volunteers, supplies and help to the hardest hit areas.
To learn more about Tractor Supply's commitment to supporting the communities in which it operates, please visit TractorSupply.com/Community.
About Tractor Supply Company
Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ: TSCO), the largest rural lifestyle retailer in the United States, has been passionate about serving its unique niche, targeting the needs of recreational farmers, ranchers and all those who enjoy living the rural lifestyle, for more than 80 years. Tractor Supply offers an extensive mix of products necessary to care for home, land, pets and animals with a focus on product localization, exclusive brands and legendary customer service for the Out Here lifestyle. With nearly 48,000 Team Members, the Company's physical store assets, combined with its digital capabilities, offer customers the convenience of purchasing products they need anytime, anywhere and any way they choose at the everyday low prices they deserve. At June 25, 2022, the Company operated 2,016 Tractor Supply stores in 49 states, a consumer mobile app and an e-commerce website at TractorSupply.com. Tractor Supply Company also owns and operates Petsense by Tractor Supply, a pet specialty supply retailer focused on meeting the needs of pet owners, primarily in small and mid-size communities, and offering a variety of pet products and services. At June 25, 2022, the Company operated 178 Petsense by Tractor Supply stores in 23 states. For more information on Petsense by Tractor Supply, visit Petsense.com.
About The Tractor Supply Company Foundation
The Tractor Supply Company Foundation was established in 2020 and is committed to supporting vibrant rural communities for all by investing in the future of the Out Here Lifestyle through today's youth, helping close the rural digital divide and being a good neighbor in the communities Tractor Supply calls home. The Foundation's priority areas include agriculture education initiatives, broadband connectivity for rural America, caring for pets and animals and preserving land for future generations. The Foundation expands upon the charitable work of Tractor Supply Company, supporting causes that are important to customers and Team Members. In 2021, the Company donated over $14 million to charitable causes through direct giving, sponsorships, fundraisers and more. To learn more about The Tractor Supply Company Foundation, visit Corporate.TractorSupply.com/Community.
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides comfort to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; distributes international humanitarian aid; and supports veterans, military members and their families. The Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to deliver its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.
Mary Winn Pilkington (615) 440-4212
Rachel Layton Smith (765) 524-9465
SOURCE: Tractor Supply
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