- Asda offers support to communities across the UK worst hit by storm
- The retailer is distributing funds to 39 of the country’s local stores to help customers affected by flooding and loss of power
Severe storms have left many areas of the UK damaged and disrupted this Christmas Eve with approximately 27 thousand people without power and thousands more affected by flooding.
However help is at hand from Asda. The retailer has distributed £3,500 in vital funds to each of the 39 stores in the UK’s worst hit areas.
Asda has donated £2,500 with a further £1,000 coming from the Asda Foundation – Asda’s charitable arm. The money will provide food, clothing and much needed supplies to combat the devastating effects of the storm.
Store managers will be speaking to their local councils, emergency services and community leaders to identify those most in need and distribute funds accordingly.
Andy Clarke, Asda CEO commented: "This really is the nightmare before Christmas for many people, however at Asda our colleagues are renowned for going above and beyond for their local communities.
“This Christmas Eve, the least we can do is try to help those worst hit by the adverse weather conditions.”
Paul Kelly, external affairs director and chair, the Asda Foundation also added: “Our stores will be working with councils in the worst affected areas to identify the people most in need as it’s hugely important to the Asda Foundation to be able to give something back to the communities that need it most.”
All stores across the South West and Northern Ireland will receive funding as well as Farnborough in Surrey, Wheatley in Oxfordshire, Lower Earley in Reading, Berkshire, Poole in Dorset and Havant and Waterlooville in Hampshire.