ANKENY, Iowa--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Casey’s along with their customers donated $366,093.76 to help those affected by recent hurricanes. This included a company match for the first $100,000 raised. Funds were provided to the American Red Cross at a presentation held at Casey’s in Ankeny on October 12, 2017.
“On behalf of Casey’s General Stores, we are thrilled at the response of our customers who stepped up to help those in need,” said Terry Handley, President and CEO of Casey’s. “The results of the donations at the register were generous and will provide much needed assistance for those impacted by recent hurricane events.”
Casey’s customers had the ability to donate at the cash register in over 1900 store locations throughout the Midwest region.
Leslie Schaffer, Regional Executive for the Red Cross Iowa Region said, “The American Red Cross is overwhelmed by this gift from Casey’s and its customers. We are in the midst of an unprecedented series of natural disasters, from wildfires to multiple hurricanes, and this donation will help us continue our mission to help those hit the hardest put their lives back together.”
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.
About the American Red Cross:
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.