BRENTWOOD, Tenn. — Tractor Supply Co., the largest rural lifestyle retailer in the United States, and its foundation are taking action to support customers and communities impacted by the devastating tornadoes of Dec. 10.
The Tractor Supply Company Foundation has donated $50,000 to the Red Cross Relief Fund to assist residents in the 6 impacted Midwest and Southern states. Additionally, Tractor Supply is supplying $50,000 in gift cards to stores in Kentucky and Tennessee to distribute to local organizations and shelters to purchase supplies such as pet and animal products, tools, tarps, gloves, generators, and more. Once it is safe to do so, Tractor Supply works to make its stores available to assist however possible, whether that means ensuring its stores are well-stocked with emergency supplies, making those supplies more accessible, or simply having Team Members available for support.
“The impact of the devastation from the recent tornado outbreak has been catastrophic. Our hearts go out to all of our neighbors and communities impacted by the damage from the tornados,” said Mary Winn Pilkington, president of the Tractor Supply Company Foundation. “Tractor Supply is dedicated to supporting the communities we call home.”
For Team Members impacted by the tornadoes, Tractor Supply provides access to an employee assistance fund, called Here to Help. The fund offers emergency financial support in the wake of natural disasters, serious illness, injuries or catastrophic circumstances and is funded by Tractor Supply and contributions from the generosity of other Team Members.
The Red Cross has large relief efforts underway in four states — Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri, and Arkansas— making sure everyone has a safe place to stay, meals, emotional support, and comfort. The nonprofit is moving as quickly as possible to get additional volunteers, supplies, and help to the hardest hit areas.