East Texans Help Raise Thousands For Tsunami Relief

The Smith County American Red Cross Chapter received a check Thursday for $51,510 for tsunami relief efforts. The Brookshire Grocery Company was behind the fundraiser.

For six weeks, customers were able to donate $5.00 at checkout. $41,510 were raised. Brookshire's matched the first $10,000 donation.

The American Red Cross says the money will provide food, safe water, and mental and physical healthcare to tsunami victims.

Christine Nelson reporting. cnelson@ktlv.com