Dollar General Pledges $2.5M to Aid Jacksonville Community Following Tragic Shooting


Law enforcement officials continue their investigation at a Dollar General Store that was the scene of a mass shooting, Sunday, Aug. 27, 2023, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
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Dollar General will donate more than $2.5 million to nonprofit organizations and other efforts to heal the traumatized community where a white supremacist fatally shot three Black people on Aug. 26, at its Jacksonville, Fla., store, the company announced Friday (Sept. 1).

According to a statement, the discount retailer said it will donate $500,000 to the First Coast Relief Fund, which supports North Florida residents after natural disasters and other tragedies, as well as $1 million to nonprofits and community organizations based on input from “conversations with the local community.”

Dollar General will also match donations of up to $1 million for its Employee Assistance Foundation and donate $50,000 to local food banks to help with food insecurity.

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