double kwik Helps Its Western Kentucky Neighbors

Tri Star Energy strengthens its Red Cross Partnership to help those in need.

December 20, 2021

Tornado Relief

WHITESBURG, Ky.—double kwik is collecting donations for its neighbors in Western Kentucky recently affected by the deadly tornadoes and storms. All funds raised will be sent to the Christian Appalachian Project (CAP), which is on site in Western Kentucky assisting with relief efforts.

Through the Mountain Heart Campaign, double kwik is collecting monetary donations through paper hearts being purchased at any dollar amount at all double kwik’s 40 locations. double kwik also donated $10,000 and delivered a tractor-trailer full of drinking water. As a committed community partner, double kwik is on standby to further assist CAP.

To join double kwik’s efforts, make checks payable to Disaster Relief ℅ Fueling the Future Foundation, P.O. Box 430, Whitesburg, KY, 41858. Online donations can be made at https://square.link/u/YfCSjffS.
For questions about the donation process, call Kayla Wilder at (606) 634-7120.

Meanwhile, Tri Star Energy, the parent company of Twice Daily and White Bison Coffee, is strengthening its existing partnership with the Red Cross to help those in need in Kentucky after the tornadoes. The company has donated $5,000 to relief efforts, with the team raising additional funds as a holiday fundraiser through the end of the year and is also delivering cases of water as needs continue to rise.

Tri Star provided $1,000 in gift cards to an employee who is personally connected to Dawson Springs, Kentucky. The employee will be able to distribute them directly to her community.

“Our hearts go out to the individuals affected by the horrific tornados and storms,” said Michael Davis, NACS vice president, member services. “Convenience stores are inextricably linked to their communities and help to strengthen the areas and people that they serve. We applaud their efforts to support those in need during this time of crisis.”

Last week, NACS Daily reported that Thorntons is committing to donate $100,000 to help the areas devasted by last weekend’s deadly storms. From now until Christmas day, Thorntons will donate 10 cents, up to $100,000 total, from the purchase of every cup of coffee, tea, fountain soda or FizzFreez—any size. The funds will be donated to disaster relief charities currently aiding in the recovery.

Huck’s Convenience Stores is donating over $50,000 to storm victims in Kentucky. Donations will be accepted at the convenience store registers, and 100% of all proceeds will go directly to the United Way and local Kentucky organizations in storm-affected areas.

Casey’s announced it will be 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.

Thirty-seven employees from West Des Moines, Iowa-based Hy-Vee traveled to Kentucky and Tennessee to help with recovery efforts from the tornadoes. The company also sent 10 semitrucks filled with snacks and water, six disaster recovery pickup trucks and three SUVS, along with a command center.

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