In The Community
Every year, the convenience and fuel retailing industry dedicates billions of dollars to advancing the futures of individuals and families in our communities. The NACS Foundation unifies and builds on NACS members’ charitable efforts to amplify their work in communities across America and to share these powerful stories.
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LOVE’S PROVIDES HOLIDAY MEAL KITS
Love’s Travel Stops and Operation Homefront distributed 150 holiday meal kits to military families in December. This was the third-consecutive year for the event serving preregistered families through Operation Homefront’s Holiday Meals for Military.
“The Holiday Meals for Military is an event we look forward to every year,” said Jenny Love Meyer, chief culture officer and executive vice president of Love’s. “We’re always proud to join Operation Homefront in playing a small part in providing support and comfort to military families during holidays and love seeing the excitement on families faces when they pick up the kits.”
PILOT SUPPORTS WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA
The Pilot Company sponsored Wreaths Across America Radio and its live coverage of the 2022 Escort to Arlington National Cemetery, a weeklong tradition of support and remembrance for our nation’s heroes.
Pilot Company also funded the placement of more than 1,300 wreaths at participating cemeteries across Tennessee. In Arlington, Virginia, it also sponsored the Truckload Carriers Association’s annual appreciation dinner for the Wreaths Across America truck drivers the night before National Wreaths Across America Day.
“On behalf of all of us here at Pilot, thank you to all our service members out there for your service and sacrifice for our country. We are honored to be a part of Wreaths Across America’s mission and be able to remember and pay our respects this holiday season by placing wreaths on the final resting place of our nation’s heroes,” said Jordan Spradling, vice president of transportation at Pilot Company.
RUTTER’S DONATES $75,000 TO LOCAL GROUPS
Rutter’s awarded a total of $75,000 to four local organizations within its operating area as part of the York, Pennsylvania-based company’s 2022 Vote With Your Dollars program. The groups included the Adams County SPCA ($25,000), Make-A-Wish Greater PA & WV ($25,000), Ronald McDonald House Central PA ($15,000) and York Habitat for Humanity ($10,000).
“Supporting our local communities is a crucial part of Rutter’s values,” said Chris Hartman, Rutter’s vice president of fuels, advertising and development. “We love giving our customers the opportunity to help direct our donations to organizations they are passionate about, which makes it even more fun.”
SHEETZ CHAMPIONS KIDS
Sheetz in December held its annual Sheetz for the Kidz campaign, which has helped more than 150,000 children in need in the communities Sheetz serves celebrate the holidays.
In 2021, Sheetz raised $2.2 million through the campaign, which was the most the retailer has raised since the program’s inception in 1992.
Sheetz for the Kidz also partners with Make-A-Wish foundation, and a portion of the 2022 funds raised will sponsor wishes for 61 children.
ONVO SUPPORTS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS
Onvo presented a $21,000 check to the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition for funds raised during October through sales of pink ribbons to support breast cancer awareness.
“Our store teams were honored to have the opportunity to support the PA Breast Cancer Coalition, and it showed in their eagerness to promote this fundraiser at the store level,” said Bill Donmoyer, vice president of operations—travel plazas, for Scranton, Pennsylvania-based Onvo. “I’m really proud of our store teams for exceeding our goals for this fundraiser.”