ALEXANDRIA, Va.—What better way is there to recognize first responders, medical personnel and American Red Cross volunteers than by raising awareness for their 24/7 work on July 24? That’s the reason behind the NACS Foundation’s second annual 24/7 Day.
This year, 18 retailers and GSTV have joined together to raise awareness and donations for the urgent humanitarian needs of the American Red Cross, while spotlighting the convenience store industry’s important role in supporting local heroes and their communities.
“In our inaugural year, we had three partners to help us celebrate those who give back so selflessly in our communities,” said Stephanie Sikorski, executive director at the NACS Foundation. “This year’s 24/7 Day has a 500% increase in participation from 2019, thus extending our industry’s thanks in local neighborhoods across the entire United States.
Here are the 24/7 Day partners for 2020. Many are giving away free beverages and food, offering fuel discounts and gathering donations for the American Red Cross.
- BP Fuels
- CFCA (California Fuels and Convenience Alliance)
- Kwik Chek
- Loop Neighborhood Market
- Rapid Refill/Garrett’s Family Market
- Pilot Company
- Sheetz (Community Leader Sponsor)
- The Markets of Tiger Fuel Company
- GSTV (Official Media Partner)
“When communities need essentials after natural disasters or other emergencies, convenience stores and gas stations are often among the only retailers that remain open to help both first responders, volunteers and medical personnel, as well as their neighbors,” said Sikorski. “That’s why so many retailers were eager to participate in this year’s 24/7 Day.”
To learn more about the NACS Foundation’s 24/7 Day, click here. The NACS Foundation encourages everyone to share their #WeHeartHeroes stories. Join the conversation on social media, share photos and stories on social with the #WeHeartHeroes and #247Day tags to honor a hometown hero that hold a special place in your heart.