Valu Home Centers Thursday presented the Salvation Army with a check for $50,320 as part of the store's annual holiday fundraising drive.
The donation brings Valu’s 16-year fundraising total to more than $760,000, according to Doug Wasiura, vice president of marketing and development for the hardware store chain.
The funds collected are intended to support the Salvation Army’s programs and services in Western New York throughout the year.
For each dollar donated, 82 cents will go directly to programs. The Salvation Army provides critical support such as emergency family shelter, employment services, counseling, disaster relief and senior services to hundreds of families each year.
The donation from Valu Home Centers was generated by collecting $5 from sales of specially-marked carbon monoxide alarms.
Valu is covering all administrative costs, so 100% of donations go directly to support the Salvation Army.