Winn-Dixie helps raise money for service members

Winn-Dixie helps raise money for service members

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - During the upcoming Fourth of July weekend, Winn-Dixie grocery stores across the Coast are doing their part to help veterans.

Through July 10, the store will be raising money for Hope for Warriors, a North Carolina-based charity that provides "comprehensive support programs for service members, veterans and military families that are focused on transition, health and wellness, peer engagement and connection to community resources."

Customers can make a donation online, or at any Winn-Dixie store. Only July 4, 100 percent of all grocery store profits will be donated to the organization.

"We could not be more proud. I can tell you that it gives me chills to just talk about it," said Kate Speaks, Winn-Dixie District Manager. "The capacity to give back to those that have put so much on the line for us, and to honor our veterans and to have such a worthy organization as a partner, really is just exciting for us."

In 2015, the program raised $3 million.

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