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RiteWay exceeds $20K Bahamas fundraiser goal - store raises $25K through customer support & company matching

Supermarket chain, RiteWay Food Markets has announced it has exceeded a $20,000 fundraiser goal set for Bahamas Hurricane Relief efforts.
"In less than one month, the fund received donations from valued customers and employees, totalling $12,500 which the company matched to reach the company’s goal of raising $25,000 which will be sent to the Government of the Bahamas Cabinet and Disaster Management (NEMA) on behalf of our customers and RiteWay Food Markets," the company said in a release yesterday, October 8, 2019.

“The BVI saw so much aid and goodwill after Irma Hit us in 2017. I was not surprised at the generosity extended by our customers to help the victims of Dorian in the Bahamas, especially with so many other great organisations on the island at the same time fundraising” said Guy Strickland, Managing Director of Roadtown Wholesale Group of Companies.

Mr Strickland said RTW was proud to be making this donation on behalf of the company and its customers.

Roadtown Wholesale Trading Limited has listed itself as the premier wholesaler and retailer in the Virgin Islands and has several RiteWay Food Markets retail outlets, an online provisioning department, Cash and Carry a non–membership store along with one wholesale operation serving the Virgin Islands.

Hurricane Dorian made landfall in the Bahamas as a Category 5 storm on September 1, 2019, and battered the Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama for two days, causing several families to be displaced from their homes and contamination of potable water facilities.

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