This week’s featured act of DG Kindness is from Trish Dunn in French Settlement, Louisiana! On August 27, 2020, Hurricane Laura made landfall and devastated the community near Cameron, Louisiana. It caused significant damage to homes and businesses and left many individuals without power for days. Seeing the community in need, Trish jumped into action. With the help of her team, Trish collected nine rolltainers of food, supplies, and water valued at over $20,000. When asked why she led the collection efforts, Trish said, “I want our customers to know if they need help or if they are hungry, they are always welcome here at our store and we will help them.”
At Dollar General, our mission of Serving Others is the foundation on which our business was built and continues to operate each and every day. During the holiday season and as an unprecedented year comes to an end, we reflect on our mission and how we have been able to live it out in the communities we proudly serve in 2020.
Training magazine, the leading business publication for Learning and Development professionals, today announced the winners of the newly rebranded Training Top 100, which ranks companies' excellence in employer-sponsored training and development programs. The rankings for the 100 leading organizations will be unveiled in February 2021. In addition, Dollar General will be inducted into the Training Top 100 Hall of Fame after earning rankings in the Top 10 for four consecutive years.
Dollar General’s annual community giving campaign set a new company record in 2020 with over 10,000 employees joining together to pledge more than $2.9 million to help our co-workers, neighbors, and communities! We are proud of how our DG Family leaned in to support our mission of Serving Others during this time when so many could benefit from additional hope and help. The generous funds raised during the campaign will support DG’s Employee Assistance Foundation, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation as well as charities across our hometown communities.
This week’s featured act of DG Kindness is from Kelly Blankenship, Division Vice President! This week’s honoree received multiple nominations sharing stories about his many acts of compassion and servant leadership. To recognize Kelly’s act of DG Kindness, Dollar General is making a $1,000 donation to the Mason Food Pantry to help provide food and supplies for individuals and families in need. Thanks for your many acts of kindness and for inspiring those around you.
Dollar General announced yesterday its plans to award approximately $50 million in additional appreciation bonuses to eligible frontline employees in Q4, doubling its planned investment in these bonuses in the back half of the year and bringing its Q3 and Q4 commitment to approximately $100 million in total. DG now plans to award up to approximately $173 million to store, distribution center and private fleet employees during its 2020 fiscal year.
This week’s featured act of DG Kindness is from Cassie Wagoner from District 740 in North Central and Western Kansas! Cassie heard Superior First United Methodist Church could not open their doors unless they could provide masks for every attendee. She jumped into action and purchased a generous amount of PPE supplies and sanitizer so worship could resume. In the true spirit of Serving Others, Cassie spent three weekends sewing 100 masks in different sizes to make sure children and adults could attend service.
Today we announced the official grand opening of our 17,000th store in Fountain, Colorado!
The team at our Jonesville distribution center took some time to celebrate our Veterans on Wednesday with an appreciation lunch and recognition from members of our Executive team. Thank you, Jonesville! To join our amazing distribution center teams, check out our careers page!
In honor of Veterans Day and all of our friends who've served. Thank you for everything that you do!