Sandy victims to reap rewards of Harvest Foods' charity

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Walla Walla’s Harvest Foods is collecting donations for victims of Hurricane Sandy.

Financial donations of all amounts will be accepted at cash registers at the store, 905 S. Second Ave. Nolan Lockwood, co-owner and chief operating officer for the Southgate grocery store, said weekly checks will be written to the local Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services for “forwarding and distribution.”

Lockwood said the idea came when he heard a radio spot for the Salvation Army and its efforts to help with recovery after the initial emergency response.

“We just felt that there are going to be a lot more people that will be going through a long period of recovery and that the Salvation Emergency Disaster Services could handle many of those needs,” Lockwood said in an announcement.

The weekly checks will be written on behalf of the “Friends of Walla Walla Washington’s Harvest Foods Supermarket.” Updates on the donations will be posted on the store’s Facebook page.

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