SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Yesterday, Alimentation Couche-Tard and its North American network of convenience stores (Couche-Tard and Circle K) announced its fundraising efforts to help support its employees, customers and communities affected by Hurricane Harvey.
The state of Texas is home to one of Couche-Tard's largest business units with more than 700 stores. More than 120 were closed due to storm damage. As of August 29, 19 stores remained closed in south Texas and 71 in the Houston area.
"Our Texas team is working tirelessly to get stores reopened, fuel to the pumps, clean water for sanitation and food service, and shelves restocked. I am so grateful for all of their efforts on supporting the communities, our customers and our fellow employees," said Brian Hannasch, president and CEO of Couche-Tard.
Couche-Tard announced that all of its North American network of close to 9,500 stores will take part in raising funds for the Red Cross. Customers will be able to contribute while shopping at all of those locations. Couche-Tard is also donating $100,000 to the Red Cross in order 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. Through the generosity of our staff, and by collaborating with the Red Cross, we want to provide relief to our impacted employees and communities," Hannasch said.