ERIE, PA – August 15, 2019 – For Immediate Release
When Country Fair announced it wanted to help the victims of the fire in Erie, it had no idea how much community support the effort would inspire. Sharing of the Country Fair Facebook post went viral, reaching over 215,000 people.
“We felt we had to reach out,” said Paul Rankin, Vice President of Retail Marketing. The entire management team was delighted and surprised by the overwhelming response. “We’re always trying to look after our team members in the community,” Rankin added, “but to see people across Pennsylvania, New York, and Ohio join in so generously was truly heartwarming.”
Rankin said the effort raised about $80,500. “Out of terrible tragedy, acts of kindness like this give us all hope,” he said.