Dollar General Responds to Devastating Tornadoes with $100,000 Gift

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (BUSINESS WIRE), May 02, 2011 - In response to devastating tornadoes that overwhelmed entire communities in several southern states, Dollar General Corporation today announced that it will support recovery efforts with a gift of $100,000 to the American Red Cross.

“While the storms have passed, the suffering has not. Our neighbors need support to recover their homes and get back to their normal lives,” said Rick Dreiling, chairman and CEO. “This gift is a gesture of solidarity on behalf of our employees throughout the country as we all work together to help these communities get back on their feet.”

Dollar General is also encouraging customers to help victims by making gifts to the American Red Cross through a link at

About Dollar General Corporation

Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for more than 70 years. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!® by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, basic apparel, house wares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. With more than 9,300 stores in 35 states, Dollar General has more retail locations than any retailer in America. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America's most-trusted manufacturers such as Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, Unilever, Kellogg's, General Mills, Nabisco, Hanes, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola. Learn more about Dollar General at