Folks out in droves today, getting all things necessary for a big Fourth of July cookout.
“Watermelon, hamburgers, hotdogs, too much food!” says Cassia Holmes.
And folks here at Winn Dixie hope shoppers chose their store because today only, 100% of the proceeds go to the Wounded Warrior Project.
“Basically Winn Dixie has an Independence Program. And what we’re doing is designed to help the soldiers that were injured in the line of duty and they’re really dependent on their family, so this is our way of giving back to the community,” says store manager Kenneth McLaughlin.
And so far, the response has been overwhelming.
“That’s wonderful!” says Holmes.
“I think it’s a great idea, there are a lot of people here today shopping, so it’s a great way to give,” says Alan Peacock.
“They’re doing something I won’t go do, so I’m glad they’re there!” says another shopper.
Winn Dixie has partnered with the Wounded Warrior Project for the past five years, but this is the first year that they’ve actually had all the proceeds and profits from one day go to the project.
“I think it’s wonderful, I really do. I have a grandson serving in the serving in the army and I think it’s wonderful cause we need to do this for our soldiers. All of them!” says Toni Brock.
In the end, store manager Kenneth McLaughlin hopes the families shopping today know one thing.
“We’re here for the soldiers and we just want to be a vital part of the community,” says McLaughlin.
You can still donate to the Wounded Warrior Project tomorrow at any Winn Dixie location.