Carrefour Staff Reaching Out To Flood Victims

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Carrefour Staff Reaching Out To Flood Victims

Carrefour hypermarket employees in the Île-de-France area have engaged in efforts to help those affected by the severe weather which has struck the French capital in recent days.

The retailer’s staff have transported mattresses, blankets and bed covers to those worst-hit by the torrid weather. The company notes that “a total of 20,000 people have had to be evacuated and provided with shelter by the emergency services.”

“Correspondingly, from 3 to 19 June, appeals for donations have been organised in 128 Carrefour Market and 55 Hypermarket stores, enabling customers to respond to the call for aid made yesterday evening by Secours Populaire to help families in need,” it added.

Secours Populaire, the French poverty relief organisation, hopes that the donations it receives via Carrefour will reach €100,000.

These funds will be used to acquire refrigerators, gas cookers, mattresses, mashing machines, as well as high-powered cleaning devices, which will make flood-damaged properties inhabitable once again.

© 2016 European Supermarket Magazine – your source for the latest retail news. Article by Peter Donnelly. To subscribe to ESM: The European Supermarket Magazine, click here.

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