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Kum & Go provides assistance to Colorado wildfire victims

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa -- Kum & Go LC president and CEO Kyle J. Krause announced that the company made a $10,000 donation to Pikes Peak United Way to help Colorado Springs, Colo., residents affected by the recent wildfires.

"We believe it is important to have great compassion for our customers, associates, families and communities, and this is just one way Kum & Go and its associates can help Colorado Springs residents who are feeling the impact of the recent fire," said Krause. It has been a priority of Kum & Go to support our communities and give back 10% of our profits and we are happy to be able to make this contribution."

According to Deb Muehleisen of Pikes Peak United Way, the money will be added to the "Waldo Canyon Fire Victim Assistance Fund" and every dollar in that fund will be used for relief efforts.

Based in West Des Moines, Iowa, Kum & Go entered Colorado in 1988 and recently opened its first store in Colorado Springs. Kum & Go has 40 locations across Colorado and employs more than 372 associates.

Kum & Go has maintained more than 50 years of dedicated community commitment, each year sharing 10% of its profits with charitable and educational causes.

The family-owned company began in 1959, in Hampton, Iowa, and has grown to more than 400 convenience stores in 11 states (Iowa, Arkansas, Colorado, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wyoming). In addition to a wide selection of products, Kum & Go provides customers a proprietary mix of products under the Hiland brand name. Other proprietary product offerings include Java Ridge Premium Coffee, Napa Creek and Sea Ridge wines, Go Fresh Market sandwiches and Nuclear energy drinks.