Convenience Stores Help Communities After Tornadoes

Casey’s is collecting donations for the American Red Cross, while Hy-Vee is sending employees and supplies to hard hit Kentucky and Tennessee.

December 13, 2021

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ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Ankeny, Iowa-based Casey’s is supporting its team members, stores and communities in six states impacted by the tornadoes and storms that ripped across the South and Midwest over the weekend. At least 40 tornadoes were reported across nine states between Friday night and early Saturday morning, which left at least 80 people confirmed dead and many people missing.  

To support the team members and communities impacted by the devastating tornadoes and storms across Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri and Tennessee, Casey’s is collecting donations for the American Red Cross Disaster Relief at the register via the “round up” function in all stores in these six states through December 31. Casey’s also is donating $10,000 to the American Red Cross and sending a truckload of water to the impacted area.

“The devastation, community uprooting and lives lost due to the tornadoes and storms this past weekend is overwhelming and will require an enormous recovery effort. We have team members and neighbors in these areas in need, and we have been working hard to support them. […] When you shop at Casey’s, you can help our neighbors recovering from disasters,” said Darren Rebelez, president and CEO, Casey’s.

Thirty-seven employees from West Des Moines, Iowa-based Hy-Vee are traveling today to Kentucky and Tennessee to help with recovery efforts from the tornadoes, reports WHO. The company is also sending 10 semitrucks filled with snacks and water, six disaster recovery pick-up trucks and three SUVS, along with a command center.

The NACS Foundation Response Relief program partners with the American Red Cross to support the urgent humanitarian needs of the American Red Cross and spotlights our industry’s important role in supporting local heroes and the communities we serve. You can donate to the American Red Cross here.