FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Giving Thanks to Those Who Have Served and Sacrificed
5% Community Giving Day November 14
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, the Whole Foods Market Louisiana stores will donate five percent of their November 14 net sales to the following organizations that provide tremendous support and resources:
iPads for Soldiers - www.ipadsforsoldiers.org
ARABELLA STATION - 5600 Magazine St., New Orleans
(504) 899-9119, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Over 800 iPads have been sent to wounded heroes and those risking their lives every day, which allows for easy communication with family members.
Operation Homefront Louisiana - www.operationhomefront.net/louisiana
BATON ROUGE - 7529 Corporate Blvd., Baton Rouge
(225) 218-0452, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Operation Homefront has provided counseling, recovery support, and services to alleviate military families or individual's emergency financial burdens, such as mortgages, car repairs, contractor fees, hospital payments, moving assistance, transitional housing, and more.
NOLA Patriots - www.nolapatriots.org
VETERANS - 3420 Veterans Blvd., Metairie
8 a.m. to 11 p.m., (504) 888-8225
Newly formed, NOLA Patriots provides support, guidance and basic needs for the spouse and dependents of military members during their service and return from deployment.
The November 14th 5% Day is an opportunity for the community to show their appreciation and support for troops, wounded warriors, veterans and their families.
For more information on Whole Foods Market's quarterly 5% Day program, visit http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/.
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Founded in 1980 in Austin, Texas, Whole Foods Market (wholefoodsmarket.com, NASDAQ: WFM), is the leading natural and organic food retailer. As America's first national certified organic grocer, Whole Foods Market was named "America's Healthiest Grocery Store" by Health magazine. The company's motto, "Whole Foods, Whole People, Whole Planet"TM captures its mission to ensure customer satisfaction and health, Team Member excellence and happiness, enhanced shareholder value, community support and environmental improvement. Thanks to the company's more than 69,000 Team Members, Whole Foods Market has been ranked as one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" in America by FORTUNE magazine for 15 consecutive years. In fiscal year 2011, the company had sales of more than $10 billion and currently has more than 325 stores in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.