News Release
 October 9, 2017
CONTACT: Kathy Romanowski

Williamsville, NY – Helping their neighbors in need, even when those neighbors are thousands of miles away in Puerto Rico, is nothing new for the Western New York community. On Friday, October 6, 2017 Tops Friendly Markets along with the Salvation Army and partners WGRZ-TV, Channel 2, and Town Square Media joined forces to help raise much needed funds for the victims of Hurricane Maria. From 11:00 am until 7:00 pm donations from all across the community poured into four TOPS locations (Orchard Park, Buffalo, Amherst, and Cheektowaga) where an astounding $25,262.24 was raised.

“The morning kicked off at the Buffalo location with a surprise corporate donation from Your Care who made a $1,000 contribution and the momentum just kept going from there,” said Kathy Romanowski, public and media relations specialist for TOPS. “From pocket change to dollar bills, every donation makes a significant impact for those who are without food, clothing, water, and shelter. We are just so grateful for the outpouring of support from the community.”

Tops Friendly Markets and the Perna Family Owned Niagara Street TOPS donated a total of $5,000 to the relief efforts as well. TOPS philosophy of Neighbors Helping Neighbors is something that has truly been at the forefront of the company’s efforts over the past several months. Just last month TOPS raised over $23,000 and sent four tractor trailers to aid the victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. One of the trailers in particular was donated by TOPS and was filled with water, canned vegetables, and bleach to help the victims of these storms.

### About Tops Friendly Markets Tops Markets, LLC, is headquartered in Williamsville, NY and operates 173 full-service supermarkets with five additional by franchisees under the Tops banner. Tops employs more than 15,000 associates and is a leading full-service grocery retailer in New York, northern Pennsylvania, western Vermont, and north central Massachusetts. For more information about Tops Markets, visit the company's website at


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