Kwik Trip Donates to Emergency Response Team

The c-store presented two grants that help first responders and another to the local K-9 unit.

January 13, 2020

ALEXANDRIA, Va—Kwik Trip, a Wisconsin-based convenience store chain, has granted $1,000 to the Outagamie County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and $1,000 to the Grand Chute Police Department’s K-9 unit, reports Green Bay’s Fox 11 News.

CERT is a volunteer emergency response organization that “provides physical and personal needs of those who respond to emergency situations, like firefighters and police officers.” This includes providing food and fluid replenishment, rest for worn out emergency personnel, and emotional support.

The organization, made up of 45 volunteers, says the funds will help train more volunteers and buy additional equipment and supplies.

“I know a lot of these volunteer-based organizations, they have a hard job to do out there and they do a service that many of our community members don’t know is happening on a regular basis and they respond whenever they’re called upon and as they mentioned today, sometimes that’s at 2, 3 in the morning and it’s fantastic that our organization, Kwik Trip, is able to support this group," said Doug Pollesch, district leader for Kwik Trip Incorporated.