WESTBOROUGH, MASS.—This summer, EG America and the 1,682 convenience stores it operates will launch a national campaign to raise funds for DAV (Disabled American Veterans). EG donations will help DAV ensure that injured and ill veterans can access the full range of benefits available to them.
The convenience stores participating in the promotion include Cumberland Farms, Certified Oil, Fastrac, Kwik Shop, Loaf ‘N Jug, Minit Mart, Quik Stop, Tom Thumb and Turkey Hill. Their goal is to raise more than $250,000 for DAV, an organization that changes the lives of more than one million veterans, of all eras, every year.
“We know many of our team members and guests are veterans and believe it is important to recognize and give back to those who have served our country,” said George Fournier, president of EG America, in a press release. “Partnering with DAV gives our store teams a collective purpose and allows them to connect with the communities where they live and work in a meaningful way.”
Through the month of July, store employees will ask customers to donate an amount of their choosing to DAV during checkout. During the campaign, the stores will offer a free cup of coffee to service members and veterans as a “thank you” for their sacrifices.
“Last year, EG America shattered its goal during a wildly successful campaign to raise funds directly supporting the vital programs we provide to the men and women who served,” said DAV CEO Marc Burgess. “I can’t thank EG America enough for continuing to support DAV in this upcoming promotion, which showcases their compassion, graciousness and genuine reverence for America’s ill and injured veterans at this particularly challenging time for our nation.”