Two WNY businesses donate $25,000 post storm

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — It might be the spirit of giving with the Thanksgiving holiday, or just that Buffalo is the city of “great neighbors” which inspired two large local businesses to donate $25,000 each to storm relief efforts.

Dunkin’ Donuts donated its $25,000 contribution to the American Red Cross to support disaster relief efforts. The Red Cross hosted hundreds of stranded travelers, potentially saving lives. They opened up various shelters for those in need.

“This generosity is reflective of Dunkin’ Donuts’ commitment to the communities they serve, and we are appreciative of their ongoing dedication to our lifesaving mission,” Chuck Marra, executive director of the Red Cross, said.

Dunkin Donuts has 47 restaurants in the Buffalo market alone.

HSBC Bank USA made its $25,000 donation to the Food Bank of western New York to support the work they did in relieving local residents of potential starvation. The Food Bank of WNY delivered roughly 20,000 pounds of food to those in need as the storm raged on for several days.

“We are overwhelmed and extremely grateful for this generous donation to our disaster relief,” Mike Billoni, public and community relations director of the Food Bank, said.

HSBC has 3000 employees in the western New York area.

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