Sixty-four Chili’s restaurants are scheduled to help families affected by the recent floods in the region, by donating 10 percent of their sales to the American Red Cross on Tuesday, Oct. 20. 2015.
The initiative, known as “Chili’s Gives Back”, is scheduled to take place at franchises operating in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.
The event is scheduled to run from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Oct. 15. The final donation amount would exclude alcohol sales, taxes and tip.
“It’s always great to see local businesses doing their part in helping out families affected by disasters,” said Barry Porter, Regional CEO of the American Red Cross. “Their support only helps further the American Red Cross’ mission.”
Donation from sales will enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to, and help recover from disasters.
People can download the free Red Cross Emergency App to receive emergency alerts and information about what to do in case of hurricanes and flooding, as well as locations of shelters. Users can find it in smartphone app stores by searching for the American Red Cross or going to redcross.org/apps. Parents can also download the Red Cross Monster Guard App for a fun way to teach children what to do in case of a flood or a hurricane.