The Wallow Fire is now officially the largest wildfire in Arizona’s history. While many of us in the Valley may not ever see the devastating effects of these fires up north, we have the potential to step up and help, as many individuals and local corporations already have.
In the early days of the fire’s outbreak, Bashas’ stores in fire-afflicted areas stayed open to local customers and donated food to firefighters on the scene. Now, they are making it easy for others around Arizona to bring relief to Wallow Fire victims.
Bashas’-owned stores around the state — including Bashas’, AJ’s and Food City — are currently accepting donations at the register to aid those displaced or otherwise affected by the Wallow Fire. Customers can add any dollar amount to their grocery total, and 100 percent of the funds will be donated directly to Wallow Fire relief.
Every dollar helps, and they can all add up to make a real difference in the lives of the Wallow Fire victims. So next time you make a trip to the grocery store, please reach out to help your fellow Arizonans. — Sadie Smeck
The Basha family has a long history of giving back to the community. Read our “AZ Generations” article on this longtime Arizona family to learn more.
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Beginning April 1, 10 cents from every case of Bashas’ water sold will be donated to the Desert Southwest Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). Monies raised during the promotion, which ends June 30, will help fund research to find a cure for type 1 (juvenile) diabetes.
This is the second year that Bashas’ is holding the charitable water campaign to benefit JDRF. “We’re honored to be JDRF’s grocery partner,” says Edward Basha, vice president of retail operations for Bashas’. “We’ve had the privilege of supporting JDRF for more than 17 years, and our relationship continues to grow.”
“We truly appreciate Bashas’ generosity and support of our chapter and our community as a whole,” says Jenna Smith, JDRF’s corporate development manager.
To find a Bashas’ grocery store near you, visit bashas.com.
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