As of Aug. 29, 19 of Couche-Tard’s c-stores remained closed in south Texas and 71 were closed in the Houston area.
"Our Texas team is working tirelessly to get stores reopened, fuel to the pumps, clean water for sanitation and foodservice, and shelves restocked," said Brian Hannasch, president and CEO of Laval, Quebec-based Couche-Tard. “I am so grateful for all of their efforts on supporting the communities, our customers and our fellow employees."
All of the company’s approximately 9,500 stores in North America will take part in raising funds for the Red Cross, Hannasch, above, said. Customers will be able to contribute while shopping at all of those locations. Couche-Tard is also donating $100,000 to the Red Cross to get immediate support to its employees and the community.
The company has also activated an internal fundraising campaign to help employees whose lives and welfare have been damaged by the storm. The campaign has been endowed with a company contribution of $150,000 and will be supported by employees across the network who want to help their Texas colleagues.
"Our hearts and prayers go out to all those displaced and suffering by this catastrophic storm,” Hannasch said. “Through the generosity of our staff, and by collaborating with the Red Cross, we want to provide relief to our impacted employees and communities."