Kroger begins taking donations for those affected by Hurricane Matthew

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – Kroger is partnering with the American Red Cross to raise money for those affected by Hurricane Matthew.

Starting Monday, donations will be accepted at all Kroger stores in Middle and East Tennessee, northern Alabama, and southern Kentucky.

All donations will be forwarded directly to the American Red Cross for disaster relief efforts.

Customers can add any amount they wish to their total purchase at checkout time. The amount of the tax deductible donation will appear on the receipt as a contribution to the American Red Cross.

The death toll from Hurricane Matthew in the United States stands at 21. North Carolina reports 10 deaths with four in Florida, three in South Carolina, three in Georgia and one in Virginia.

The storm left behind major flooding, power outages and other damage. The storm killed more than 500 people in Haiti.

Click here to read more about the hurricane.