Bartell Drugs joins Bothell neighbors in raising funds for fire relief
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 26, 2016
SEATTLE— Bartell Drugs is joining in the efforts to raise funds for the businesses that were destroyed and damaged in the July 22 fire in downtown Bothell.
At 2:47 a.m. on Friday, Bothell’s historic Mercantile Building, which was being renovated, caught fire. The fire quickly spread to the Bothell Mall building across the street. By the time is was extinguished, more than 20 businesses were affected. Damages are estimated in excess of $15 million dollars.
Bartell Drugs, a locally-owned and operated business has been part of the Bothell community for many years.
“As a neighborhood business, we’ve seen many of our friends and guests impacted by this fire,” says the Canyon Park Store Manager Aaron Hamilton, “so our store is supporting efforts to raise funds to help those affected by the fire in a community fundraising campaign.” Hamilton notes that store customers are encouraged to donate to the fund from July 26 through August 14. Bartells is matching funds up to $1500. All money raised will be donated to a fund set up for this purpose.
About Bartell Drugs: Family-owned since 1890, Seattle-based Bartell Drugs is proud of its more than 125-year history based here in the Northwest. Four generations of the Bartell family have continuously focused on the future – and how the drugstore chain could better serve its customers. Operating 64 locations in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties, it is the nation’s oldest family-owned drugstore chain. For more information on Bartell Drugs, visit www.bartelldrugs.com.
Media Contact: Ric Brewer, Senior Communications Manager, Bartell Drugs, 206-933-9416 or firstname.lastname@example.org