May 22, 2013 2:15 PM by MELISSA CANONE
BATON ROUGE, LA (May 21, 2013) - Thousands of people across North Texas and Oklahoma are in desperate need of food, water, shelter and other basic necessities after their communities were devastated by deadly tornadoes over the past several days.
Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers, which has several restaurants and hundreds of Crewmembers in the affected areas, is teaming with the American Red Cross to assist in the massive relief effort. Raising Cane's is kicking off its campaign by making a $10,000 donation to the Red Cross. In addition, from Wednesday, May 22, through Sunday, May 26, more than 150 participating restaurants nationwide will be collecting cash and credit card donations
from customers to provide additional assistance.
"Anyone watching the news these last few days knows that the people of Granbury, Moore and elsewhere are really hurting, so we mobilized our resources to help as much as we possibly could," said Clay Dover, company spokesperson. "We organized a similar effort last year when tornadoes pummeled North Texas, so we have a pretty good system in place that we know works well."
People are asked to visit their nearest Raising Cane's to contribute cash or to make a donation via credit or debit card. No purchase is necessary.
To find a Raising Cane's restaurant nearest you, visit www.raisingcanes.com.