FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Utah Grocery Stores Help Save Summer Camp
Macey’s and Harmons Donate Items to MDA Summer Camp after Theft
Salt Lake City, UT (August 11, 2017) Macey’s and Harmons are making sure campers at MDA Summer Camp have a great time. Just days before camp, the Muscular Dystrophy Association in Utah experienced a robbery that left the non-profit organization without many of the supplies needed for camp. After hearing about the situation, Macey’s and Harmons stepped in and donated the needed replacement items including goldfish crackers, fruit snacks, juice, paper products, coloring books, laundry detergent, and more for the excepted 200 campers this week and next.
“We heard about MDA’s situation and immediately wanted to help. It wasn’t even a thought, just a question ‘how can we help?’” said Amy Street, store director at West Jordan Macey’s. “We work with MDA every year during the annual shamrock drive and know how much of an impact they make on these kids. We couldn’t let them not have a great summer camp.”
“We are thrilled to team up with the Muscular Dystrophy Association and bring a little joy to those at summer camp. I know how it affects daily life, and know that these small acts of kindness can impact many for good. Together we can make life a little better,” said Jeff Payne, store director at Harmon’s South Jordan.
For many kids with muscular dystrophy and related neuromuscular diseases, summer camp is the most exciting part of the summer. The camp gives them the chance to see old friends and make new ones, participate in camp activities, and play in a barrier-free environment. Camp is held at Camp K in Emigration Canyon.
“We are extremely grateful to Macey’s and Harmons for reaching out and replacing our lost summer camp items immediately,” said MDA Utah Executive Director Lisa Miller. “They both have been valuable partners to us and amazing supporters of MDA families in Utah for many years.”
In 1947, Walt Macey and Dale A. Jones started the “Save-A-Nickle-Market” in Rose Park, Utah. Macey’s grew from a small store into a multi-store chain by providing personalized old-fashioned service. Known for their famous doughnuts and Kong Kones, Macey’s grocery stores offer a made-from-scratch in-store bakery, delicatessen, full-service grocery, meat, produce and non-foods department and above all, friendly service. For more information visit maceys.com.
Since 1932 Harmons passion for learning, growth and innovation have been the building blocks to help the company expand from a single fruit stand to 17 thriving locations. Harmons Grocery Store is known for its unique grocery industry approach, which provides true value to its customers through fresh foods prepared in-store by chefs, artisans and experts; local Utah products; and an aggressive sustainability program. For more information about our stores, please visit harmonsgrocery.com.
MDA is leading the fight to free individuals—and the families who love them—from the harm of muscular dystrophy, ALS, and related muscle-debilitating diseases that take away physical strength, independence, and life. We use our collective strength to help kids and adults live longer and grow stronger by finding research breakthroughs across diseases, caring for individuals from day one, and empowering families with services and support in hometowns across America. Learn how you can fund cures, find care, and champion the cause at mda.org.