Wawa and The Wawa Foundation launch in-store crisis campaign for American Red Cross Hurricane Irma disaster relief efforts

Wawa, PA, 2017-Sep-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wawa, Inc. and The Wawa Foundation Inc. today announced the launch of a chain-wide, in-store crisis campaign, designed to provide disaster relief assistance to those communities most affected by Hurricane Irma. The campaign is being held in partnership with the American Red Cross and allows customers to help contribute to Hurricane Irma disaster relief by adding $1, $3, or $5 to their Wawa purchase at checkout.

The campaign will run from Sept. 12 through Sept. 22 in all of Wawa’s over 760 stores throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and Florida. All donations made through The Wawa Foundation’s campaign will be donated to the Red Cross and will be designated specifically for Hurricane Irma disaster relief efforts. These funds will be used to help the Red Cross provide immediate and vital support to those communities suffering from the effects of Hurricane Irma.

“All of us at Wawa join the entire country in our support and hope that we can all weather these storms together. We believe we have a responsibility to provide assistance and aid to those in need especially within the communities we serve. Wawa has always had a strong commitment to providing crisis response and assisting those in need, and we’ve been partnering with the American Red Cross in these kinds of efforts for decades” said Chris Gheysens, Wawa’s CEO.

In addition to customer donations, The Wawa Foundation will be making its own $250,000 donation to the campaign.

About Wawa, Inc.
Wawa, Inc., a privately held company, began in 1803 as an iron foundry in New Jersey. Toward the end of the 19th Century, owner George Wood took an interest in dairy farming and the family began a small processing plant in
Wawa, PA in 1902. The milk business was a huge success, due to its quality, cleanliness and “certified” process. As home delivery of milk declined in the early 1960s, Grahame Wood, George’s grandson, opened the first Wawa Food
Market in 1964 as an outlet for dairy products. Today, Wawa is your all day, every day stop for fresh, built-to-order foods, beverages, coffee, fuel services, and surcharge-free ATMs. In 2015, Wawa was named “America’s Most
Beloved Convenience Store” by a Market Force study of 7,000 consumers, and in 2016 and 2017 Wawa was recognized in Forbes as one of America’s Best Large Employers, a survey-based ranking of employers offering the best associate experiences and strongest opportunities. A chain of more than 760 convenience retail stores (550 offering gasoline), Wawa stores are located in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and Florida.

About The Wawa Foundation
The Wawa Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded by Wawa, Inc. to support the company’s charitable giving and philanthropic activities, and ultimately to help build stronger communities. The Wawa Foundation focuses its support on organizations committed to health, hunger and everyday heroes through local, state and national grants and / or in-store fundraising, such as, donation boxes and point-of-purchase scan materials.

SOURCE:  Wawa, Inc.

CONTACT: public.relations@wawa.com

7‑Eleven® commits to $150,000 donation and 4,800 cases of water for Hurricane Irma disaster relief efforts

Retailer’s customers may also make in-store donations to American Red Cross

IRVING, Texas, 2017-Sep-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — As Hurricane Irma approaches the southeastern U.S., 7‑Eleven® is pledging a $150,000 donation to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Irma disaster relief efforts.

With over 800 stores in Florida, 7‑Eleven is also giving back to the community it serves by donating 4,800 cases of 7-Select® purified water for free distribution at three Florida locations tomorrow, September 9, at 8 a.m. ET. The locations are Orlando at 8320 Narcoosee Road, Port Orange at 1632 Taylor Road and Oldsmar at 3855 Tampa Road.

In addition, 7‑Eleven is encouraging customers to support the American Red Cross Hurricane Irma relief efforts. Customers can add $1.00 to their in-store purchase at participating 7‑Eleven® stores nationwide or donate online at https://www.7‑Eleven.com/hurricane-relief.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone who has been or who may soon be affected by Hurricane Irma, including our 7‑Eleven employees and customers,” said Chris Tanco, Chief Operating Officer.  “We encourage all who can to support them by donating money or volunteering time to relief efforts.”

“Financial support from 7‑Eleven helps us deliver disaster relief services and provide food, shelter, emotional support and other essential assistance,” said Don Herring, American Red Cross chief development officer. “These funds are essential to our ability to assist disaster survivors and support the first responders and volunteers who work tirelessly at the scene of a disaster.”

7‑Eleven provided similar support in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, which devastated parts of Texas and Louisiana last week, donating $150,000 to the American Red Cross, water, food and supplies to shelters and over 1200 care packages to employees impacted by the storm. People interested in supporting those affected by these storms may visit https://www.7‑Eleven.com/hurricane-relief  to donate to the American Red Cross or learn more about 7‑Eleven’s relief efforts.

About 7‑Eleven, Inc.
7‑Eleven, Inc. is the premier name and largest chain in the convenience-retailing industry. Based in Irving, Texas, 7‑Eleven® operates, franchises and/or licenses more than 63,000 stores in 18 countries, including 10,900 in North America. Known for its iconic brands such as Slurpee®, Big Bite® and Big Gulp®, 7‑Eleven has expanded into high-quality salads, side dishes, cut fruit and protein boxes, as well as pizza, chicken wings, cheeseburgers and hot chicken sandwiches. 7‑Eleven offers customers industry-leading private-brand products under the 7-Select® brand including healthy options, decadent treats and everyday favorites, at an outstanding value. Customers also count on 7‑Eleven for bill payments, self-service lockers and other convenient services. Find out more online at www.7‑Eleven.com, via the 7Rewards® customer-loyalty platform on the 7‑Eleven mobile app, or on social media at Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Contact:

7‑Eleven, Inc.
Corporate Communications
media@7-11.com

SOURCE: 7‑Eleven Inc.

Sheetz commits to match in-store donations (7-30 September) to Hurricane Harvey disaster relief efforts

Help the victims of Hurricane Harvey (PRNewsfoto/Sheetz, Inc.)

ALTOONA, Pa., 2017-Sep-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sheetz, one of America’s fastest growing family-owned and operated convenience retailers for 65 years, today announced its commitment to match in-store donations to Hurricane Harvey disaster relief efforts, up to $50,000. Sheetz’s 560 stores across PennsylvaniaNorth CarolinaMarylandOhioVirginia and West Virginia will accept donations at checkout for the victims of Hurricane Harvey beginning Thursday, September 7th and continuing through September 30th.

“Our hearts go out to the communities recovering from the widespread devastation caused by this storm,” said Joe Sheetz, President/CEO of Sheetz. “As a company, we are always focused on supporting the communities in which we operate, and we want to extend our support to the communities impacted by this storm. We wholeheartedly embrace our family values and will do whatever we can to support those facing this tragedy as they seek safety, comfort and start to rebuild their lives.”

One hundred percent of all funds collected and a one hundred percent match, up to $50,000, will be donated to The American Red Cross.

To learn more about Sheetz, please visit www.sheetz.com.

About Sheetz, Inc.
Established in 1952 in Altoona, Pennsylvania, Sheetz, Inc. is one of America’s fastest-growing family-owned and operated convenience store chains with more than 17,500 employees. The company operates over 559 store locations throughout PennsylvaniaWest VirginiaVirginiaMarylandOhio and North Carolina. Sheetz provides an award-winning menu of M•T•O® sandwiches and salads, which are ordered through unique touch-screen order point terminals. All Sheetz convenience stores are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, Top 12 Best Places to Work for Women and Top 35 Best Workplaces for Millennials, Sheetz is committed to offering employees sustainable careers built on an inspiring culture and community engagement. For more information, visit www.sheetz.com or follow us on Twitter (@sheetz), Facebook (www.facebook.com/sheetz) and Instagram (www.instagram.com/sheetz).

SOURCE Sheetz, Inc.

For further information: Nick Ruffner, 814-941-5183, nruffner@sheetz.com

ALDI supports Hurricane Harvey disaster relief efforts with $150,000 donation

National Grocery Retailer Also Distributing 1,000 Disaster Relief Packages to Hard-Hit Areas

Batavia, Ill., 2017-Aug-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — ALDI announced today (August 29, 2017) it will donate $100,000 to the American Red Cross and $50,000 to the city of Rosenberg, Texas, to help victims of Hurricane Harvey. In addition, the company is also working with Feeding America to distribute 1,000 disaster relief boxes filled with canned fruits and vegetables, granola bars, peanut butter and utensils.

Hundreds of ALDI employees packed the boxes during a service day at the company’s headquarters in Batavia, Ill., to support individuals and families displaced from their homes due to natural disasters. ThemJune event was part of the company’s long-standing partnership with Feeding America to prepare essentials that could be quickly deployed when needed. Each box contains more than 35 ALDI products. ALDI is further assisting by arranging transportation of these supplies to the Southeast Texas Food Bank in Beaumont, Texas.

“It’s important to help build strong communities in the places we operate and to support our neighbors in times of need,” said Karla Waddleton, vice president of the ALDI Rosenberg division which includes Houston and surrounding areas. “We’re committed to helping families, employees and friends recover and rebuild.”

For additional information, including when ALDI stores impacted by the storm will reopen, visit: https://www.aldi.us/en/customer-service/hurricane-update/.

About ALDI Inc.
A leader in the grocery retailing industry since 1976, ALDI operates nearly 1,700 U.S. stores in 35 states. More than 40 million customers each month benefit from the ALDI simple and streamlined approach to retailing. ALDI sells the most frequently purchased grocery and household items, primarily under its exclusive brands, which are designed to meet or exceed the national name brands on taste and quality. ALDI is so confident in the quality of its products, the company offers a Double Guarantee: If for any reason a customer is not 100 percent satisfied with any ALDI food product, ALDI will gladly replace the product and refund the purchase price. For the seventh year in a row, ALDI was recognized as a value leader among U.S. grocery stores by a Market Force Information ® survey of U.S. consumers. For more information about ALDI, visit aldi.us.

Contact:
Nisa Kiang
312-988-2266
nkiang@webershandwick.com

Melisa Yunlu
312-988-2427
myunlu@webershandwick.com

Source: ALDI Inc.

The Home Depot® Foundation announces commitment of $1 million to support Hurricane Harvey disaster relief efforts

ATLANTA, 2017-Aug-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Home Depot® Foundation today (Aug 28, 2017) announced its commitment of $1 million to support Hurricane Harvey disaster relief efforts in Texas and Louisiana.

Funds will be distributed to several nonprofit partners including the American Red Cross, Salvation Army, Convoy of Hope, Operation Blessing and Team Rubicon to support both short-term relief and rebuilding needs.

“Our hearts and full support go out to our communities, customers and associates that are being impacted by Hurricane Harvey,” said Shannon Gerber, executive director of The Home Depot Foundation. “The Home Depot Foundation and Team Depot volunteers will work alongside our disaster relief partners to assist the people and areas impacted by this catastrophic storm.”

In addition to helping the communities affected by Hurricane Harvey, the Foundation’s employee assistance program, The Homer Fund, will provide emergency financial assistance to associates who have been affected by this tragedy.

About The Home Depot Foundation

The Home Depot Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit committed to improving the homes and lives of U.S. veterans and their families with a specific focus on combat-wounded, senior and homeless veterans.  The Foundation also provides cleanup and rebuilding support for communities affected by natural disasters.

Since 2011, The Home Depot Foundation has invested approximately $200 million in veteran-related projects, part of the Foundation’s quarter of a billion-dollar pledge to veteran-related causes by 2020.  In partnership with Team Depot, the 400,000-strong army of associate volunteers, the organization has positively impacted more than 33,000 veterans’ homes and helped more than 2,000 communities.

To learn more about The Home Depot Foundation and see Team Depot in action visit homedepot.com/teamdepot and follow us on Snapchat, Twitter and Instagram @teamdepot and like us on Facebook at facebook.com/teamdepot.

For hurricane-related information about The Home Depot’s operations, please visit corporate.homedepot.com/newsroom.

Source: The Home Depot

Harris Teeter to present $183,873 check to The American Red Cross for its Hurricane Matthew disaster relief efforts

Matthews, N.C., 2016-Nov-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Company to Present Check to Aid Disaster Relief

Date: Friday, Nov. 11, 2016

Time: 9 a.m.

Location:  Ballantyne Commons Harris Teeter
15007 John J. Delaney Dr.
Charlotte, NC28277

Live shots & interviews are welcomed!

Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, Harris Teeter will present The American Red Cross with a check for $183,873 to assist disaster relief efforts throughout our local communities affected by Hurricane Matthew, which made land-fall in early October.

This donation is made possible by the success of Harris Teeter’s Emergency Support Campaign which the company hosted to benefit its neighbors who were displaced or affected by the storm. The campaign launched Oct. 13, 2016 and ran through Oct. 28, 2016. During this time, Harris Teeter invited its shoppers and associates at all locations to donate $1, $3 or $5 at checkout.

One-hundred percent of proceeds from the in-store campaign will be given to American Red Cross and will be allocated specifically to efforts directly related to Hurricane Matthew domestic relief.

“We are extremely grateful for the generosity of our loyal shoppers and valued associates. Without them, this donation would not be possible,” said Danna Robinson, communication manager for Harris Teeter.  “In addition to the funds collected in our stores, Harris Teeter donated 17 truckloads of bottled water, seven truckloads of ice and nearly $30,000 in food donations to community members throughout North & South Carolina immediately following the storm.”

The American Red Cross exists to provide compassionate care to those in need and responds to disasters ranging from home fires that affect a single family to hurricanes that affect tens of thousands, to earthquakes that impact millions.

Source: Harris Teeter

The Home Depot® Foundation donates $500,000 to disaster relief efforts in communities impacted by Hurricane Matthew

ATLANTA, 2016-Oct-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Home Depot® Foundation today (Oct. 13, 2016) committed $500,000 to disaster relief efforts in Atlantic coastal communities impacted by Hurricane Matthew.

The funds will be distributed to The Home Depot Foundation’s non-profit partners including Team Rubicon, Operation Blessing, Convoy of Hope and the American Red Cross. The contribution is in addition to the $1,000,000 donation made by the Foundation to the American Red Cross earlier this year. Team Rubicon will be using Home Depot store parking lots as their operating base in the impacted areas.

“Our hearts and full support go out to our communities, customers and associates that were in the path of Hurricane Matthew,” said Shannon Gerber, executive director of The Home Depot Foundation. “The Home Depot Foundation and our Team Depot volunteers are committed to working alongside our disaster relief partners to assist the people and areas impacted by this terrible storm and its aftermath.”

Through its employee assistance program, The Homer Fund is providing emergency funds to associates who themselves have been affected by the tragedy.

About Giving Back at The Home Depot

Since the first The Home Depot store opened in 1979, giving back has been a core value for the Company and a passion for its associates. Today, The Home Depot, in partnership with The Home Depot Foundation, focuses its philanthropic efforts on improving the homes and lives of U.S. military veterans and their families and aiding communities affected by natural disasters. Through Team Depot, the Company’s associate-led volunteer force, thousands of associates dedicate their time and talents to these efforts in the communities where they live and work.

Since 2011, The Home Depot Foundation has invested more than $160 million to veteran causes, and along with the help of Team Depot volunteers, has transformed more than 26,700 homes for veterans.

To learn more and see Team Depot in action, visit www.homedepot.com/teamdepot.

Contact:

Email: investor_relations@homedepot.com
IR Coordinator: 770-384-2871

SOURCE: The Home Depot Foundation

Harris Teeter to donate $135,841.35 to Red Cross for disaster relief efforts in South Carolina affected by the flooding in October

Company to Present Check to Aid Disaster Relief

Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Time: 3 p.m.

Location: Morrocroft Village Harris Teeter
6701 Morrison Blvd.
Charlotte, NC    28211
Live shots are welcomed!

Charlotte, NC, 2015-12-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wednesday, December 16, 2015, Harris Teeter will present The American Red Cross with a $135,841.35 check to assist disaster relief efforts in South Carolina for those communities affected by the extreme flooding in early October.

This donation is made possible by the success of Harris Teeter’s in-store donation card campaign which the company hosted to benefit its South Carolina neighbors who were displaced or affected by the flooding. The campaign launched when the flooding began and ran through October 31, 2015. During this time, Harris Teeter invited its shoppers and associates in North and South Carolina stores to donate $1, $3 or $5 at checkout.

One-hundred percent of proceeds from the in-store campaign will be given to The American Red Cross and is designated for disaster relief in the state of South Carolina. In addition to the donation card campaign, Harris Teeter donated a truckload of bottled water to flood victims in Columbia, S.C. and provided transportation of donated product to affected areas for various community collection efforts.

The American Red Cross exists to provide compassionate care to those in need and responds to disasters ranging from home fires that affect a single family to hurricanes that affect tens of thousands, to earthquakes that impact millions.

SOURCE: Harris Teeter, Inc.

Carolina Flooding: McDonald’s Corporation will donate $75,000 to the American Red Cross for disaster relief efforts

OAK BROOK, Ill., 2015-11-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — McDonald’s Corporation today announced it will donate $75,000 to the American Red Cross for disaster relief efforts related to recent flooding in the Carolinas. The Red Cross estimates it will spend between $5 million and $8.3 million to respond to the historic flooding in the Carolinas.

In addition to the corporate donation, McDonald’s franchisees in the affected areas have provided funds to the Red Cross, as well as food and beverage donations.

For example, in Columbia, S.C., franchisees provided McDonald’s food to displaced residents in three shelters as well as free food and Arch cards to local police, firefighters and other first responders. In Charleston, S.C., franchisees donated $10,000 to the Red Cross and have provided free food and McCafé coffee to first responders.

“Our employees, our neighbors, and our customers are all family, and we support them in every way we can,” said George Sensor, McDonald’s franchisee in Columbia. “We were happy to provide meals and assistance for those affected by the devastating floods. We are so grateful for the first responders and caring volunteers who came together to support our community. Our prayers go out to those impacted.”

About McDonald’s
McDonald’s is the world’s leading global foodservice retailer with over 36,000 locations serving nearly 69 million customers in over 100 countries each day. More than 80% of McDonald’s restaurants worldwide are owned and operated by independent local business men and women.

For More Information
Jeff Mochal, McDonald’s
jeff.mochal@us.mcd.com
630-623-3530