Letters to the Editor - February 7, 2019
PUBLIX RESPONDS TO RESIDENTS' QUESTIONS ABOUT STORE EXPANSION
(Editor’s Note: In last week’s issue of The Daniel Island News, residents Kim Kolts and Marilyn Geiger wrote a “Letter to the Editor” pressing Publix to explain their timeline for expanding their Daniel Island location. They stated, in part, “Now is the time to invest further in the future of Daniel Island by expanding Publix as promised. Please announce your timeline. We’ve waited long enough!” Below is the response The Daniel Island News received from the chain’s corporate office).
We absolutely love serving this community and are grateful to our customers for allowing us to do so for over 16 years. Expanding the store has been a priority project for us for quite some time now and we know many of you looked forward to the additional products and services we had planned for this community. And while our hope was to see this expansion come to fruition in the near future, the operational requirements are more challenging than anticipated. We continue to evaluate the feasibility of such requirements and ultimately want what’s best for the store and our community. We do not have a timeline to share at this point in time, but are actively working on our plans.
Please know, it is still our desire to provide our loyal customers with the best service and shopping experience possible. Thank you again for allowing us to earn your trust and satisfaction every day.
Media and Community Relations Mgr.
Publix Super Markets
SAMARITAN'S PURSE THANKS CHARLESTON DONORS FOR TAKING PART IN OCC PROGRAM
I am writing to thank Charleston residents for sharing the true meaning of Christmas with children in need this past holiday season.
Because of the generosity of donors in Charleston and across the United States, Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan’s Purse, collected more than 8.8 million shoeboxes in 2018. Combined with those collected from partnering countries in 2018, the ministry is now sending more than 10.6 million shoebox gifts to children suffering from poverty, natural disasters, war, disease and famine.
These simple gifts bring smiles to the faces of children around the world. Packed with fun toys, school supplies and hygiene items, these gifts bring joy and are a tangible expression of God’s love. Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has collected and delivered more than 157 million gift-filled shoeboxes to children in more than 160 countries and territories.
It’s not too late for people to make a difference. Though drop-off locations serving Charleston shoebox packers are closed until November 2019, anyone can still pack a personalized shoebox gift online at samaritanspurse.org/buildonline. Information about year-round volunteer opportunities can also be found at samaritans purse.org/volunteerwithOCC.
Thank you again to everyone who participated in this global project—many who do so year after year. These simple gifts send a message to children worldwide that they are loved and not forgotten.
Media Relations Assistant Manager
Operation Christmas Child