CAPTION: Tom Thumb Food Stores Donates to the Coral Restoration Foundation on Thursday, September 5th
PHOTO DETAILS: Pictured from Left to Right: Tom McCarthy (Tom Thumb Food Stores), Martha Roesler, Chief Development Officer (Coral Restoration Foundation™), Rick Klyczek (Tom Thumb Food Stores)
Convenience Store Patrons' $1 & $5 donations add up to new life for Florida's Coral Reefs.
MIAMI, FL – In the spirit of helping the environment, South Florida-based Tom Thumb Food Stores has once again collaborated with Coral Restoration Foundation™ to help raise funds to support the reintroduction of critically endangered corals to the disappearing reefs of the Florida Coast.
This past June, designated as “Raise the Reef” month, saw Tom Thumb and Coral Restoration Foundation™ launch a coordinated effort to raise awareness and collect donations at each of the 14 Tom Thumb Food Store locations. At each convenient store location, patrons could donate $1 or $5 to support the return of coral to Florida waters – a total of $6,423.00 was raised.
ABOUT THE CORAL RESTORATION FOUNDATION
Coral Restoration Foundation™ Coral Restoration Foundation™ (CRF™) is a non-profit marine conservation organization dedicated to restoring reefs to a healthy state in Florida and globally. Through large-scale cultivation, outplanting and monitoring of genetically diverse corals, CRF works to support the reefs’ natural recovery processes. CRF engages and empowers others in their mission with dive programs, educational activities, scientific collaborations, and community outreach. They are headquartered in Key Largo, Florida. – coralrestoration.org
ABOUT TOM THUMB
Tom Thumb Food Stores, Inc. operates 14 convenience stores and 8 Subway™ restaurant locations from Fort Lauderdale to Key West. A family-owned business since 1964, Tom Thumb supports a broad range of charitable and community programs in South Florida.