PROVO — Smith's Food & Drug is accepting disaster relief donations for the Mountain Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross to aid Gulf Coast victims of Hurricane Ike through Oct. 4.

Smith's shoppers may donate by adding to their checkout total, said Jeffrey Towers, chief development officer for the Red Cross.

All donations will directly benefit the Red Cross disaster relief efforts. Donations allow the Red Cross to provide shelter, food, counseling and other essential needs to disaster victims, he said.