Casey's announced today it will accept customer donations at the register to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Casey's will match all donations received from September 1 to September 15 up to $100,000. Funds will be provided to the American Red Cross to help those affected by record-setting floods that have devastated Texas and Louisiana, offering relief to thousands of people who have been forced to leave their flooded homes, losing everything they own.
"On behalf of Casey's General Stores our thoughts and prayers go out to all of those impacted by this tragic event," said Terry Handley, President and CEO of Casey's. "It is our corporate responsibility to help those in need, and we also acknowledge our customers' willingness to help people touched by Hurricane Harvey."
Casey's customers will have the ability to donate any amount up to $249.99 per transaction at the cash register of any Casey's location. Customers may add the amount to their purchase, or donate separately if they are not making an in-store purchase. Casey's will match customer donations up to $100,000.
Leslie Schaffer, Regional Executive for the Red Cross Iowa Region says, "Thank you to Casey's for stepping up and supporting the Red Cross relief effort. These donations will help us provide food and shelter to Americans who have lost so much from this unimaginable disaster."
Casey's General Stores, Inc. is a Fortune-500 company (NASDAQ CASY) operating over 1900 convenience stores in 15 states through the Midwest. Known for its famous made-from-scratch pizza, sandwiches, donuts and bakery items, Casey's strives to consistently deliver quality gas, fresh kitchen-prepared food, clean environments and friendly service at every retail location. Casey's is currently the fourth largest c-store chain and fifth largest pizza chain in the United States.
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.
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