Wawa Inc. and The Wawa Foundation Inc. have launched a chainwide, in-store crisis campaign, designed to provide disaster-relief assistance to those communities most affected by Hurricane Harvey. The campaign is being held in partnership with the American Red Cross and allows customers to help contribute to Hurricane Harvey disaster relief by adding $1, $3, or $5 to their Wawa purchase at checkout.
"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. "We have a long history of supporting the Red Cross that includes providing aid for Hurricanes Andrew, Katrina and Rita, and the Midwestern floods, the Asian tsunamis, September 11, the Haitian relief effort and Hurricane Sandy. We are committed to doing everything we can to assist in this ongoing disaster."
All donations made through The Wawa Foundation's campaign will be to the Red Cross and will be designated specifically for Hurricane Harvey disaster-relief efforts.
The Wawa Foundation will match the first $50,000 of all customer donations during the campaign. The campaign will run from Aug. 30 through Sept. 8 in all of Wawa, Pa.-based Wawa's more than 760 stores throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and Florida.