Brentwood – Tractor Supply, the largest rural lifestyle retailer in the United States, will be opening its new store in Sparta this November, according to reports. In the meantime, its foundation is taking action to support customers and communities in the path of Hurricane Ian, recent wildfires and record flooding.
The Tractor Supply Company Foundation announced 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.