7-Eleven Donating $150,000 and Free Water to Hurricane Irma Victims
Retailer’s customers may also make in-store donations to American Red Cross
September 11, 2017 // Franchising.com // IRVING, Texas - 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.