ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The NACS Foundation is recognizing July 24 as 24/7 Day to celebrate the partnership between the convenience-store industry and first responders, medical and emergency professionals and American Red Cross volunteers.
Participating c-stores are offering deals for hometown heroes on July 24 and are donating a portion of sales for certain products throughout the month of July.
“Most convenience stores are open 24/7, which is especially important during times of need, like wildfires, tornadoes, hurricanes or snowstorms,” said Stephanie Sikorski, vice president of marketing at the National Aassociation of Convenience Stores and executive director of the NACS Foundation. “These are the times when communities not only rely on their local c-store for essentials, but also the first responders and American Red Cross volunteers who are dedicated to keeping our communities safe.”
Click here to see how several of the retailers are participating, among the many chains taking part in the event ...
Yesway, Fort Worth, Texas, is celebrating 24/7 Day at its Yesway and Allsup’s store locations by offering a free dispensed beverage of any size and a Core 30.4-ounce water for $1.00 to police, fire, emergency medical technicians (EMTs), doctors, nursese, health practitioners, Red Cross volunteers and 911 professionals in uniform or with a bagde on July 24.
“We are proud to join with the NACS Foundation and our c-store industry colleagues to celebrate 24/7 Day,” said Tom Trkla, chairman and CEO of Yesway. “We are grateful for all of those who work tirelessly to make a difference in the lives of our fellow citizens and communities every day.”
Parkland USA, Calgary, Alberta is offering a 50-cent discount on any coffee or fountain drink on July 24 at all of its 212 locations for police, fire, EMTs, Red Cross volunteers, nurses, medical practitioners in uniform or with a badge.
GPM Investments, Richmond, Va., is participating in 24/7 Day by providing a free fountain or coffee beverage of any size to police, fire and EMTs with a badge or ID on July 24.
“It is an honor to participate in 24/7 Day by giving back to those in our communities who continually give so much of themselves for our safety and protection,” said Michael Bloom, executive vice president and chief marketing and merchandising officer of GPM Investments. “We’re proud to partner with the NACS Foundation on this important initiative.”
Fremont, Calif.-based Loop Neighborhood is celebrating its hometown heroes on July 24 by offering a free fountain, frozen or coffee beverage of any size to police, fire, EMTs, doctors, nurses, health practitioners, Red Cross volunteers and 911 professionals in uniform or with a badge.
“At Loop Neighborhood, we see our success as more than a number on the bottom line,” said Pervez Pir, president of retail for Loop Neighborhood. “Success to us is really in the ability to give back. We celebrate our local heroes and offer our appreciation on this 24/7 day.”
Twice Daily and Sudden Service
Tri Star Energy LLC's Twice Daily, Nashville, Tenn., and Sudden Service, Clarksville, Tenn., are providing a free medium fountain or coffee drink to all first responders in uniform or with a badge.
“We're grateful for all first responders and the services they provide to our nation,” said Steve Hostetter, CEO of Tri Star Energy, the parent company of Twice Daily and Sudden Service convenience stores. “Now it's our turn to serve our local first responders in the Middle Tennessee and greater Huntsville, Alabama, areas on 24/7 Day.”
High’s, Baltimore, Md., is participating in 24/7 Day by giving a free fountain or coffee beverage of any size to police, fire, EMTs, doctors, nurses, health practitioners, RedCross volunteers and 911 professionals in uniform or with a badge on July 24.