EG Group Launches Fundraiser for Disabled Veterans

Also, Rutter’s, Carroll Fuel and High’s and TravelCenters of America have raised funds for nonprofits.

November 11, 2022

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—EG Group and the 1,700+ convenience stores it operates have launched an annual campaign to raise funds for Disabled American Veterans (DAV) with a goal of $250,000. Donations will help DAV ensure that injured and ill veterans can access the full range of benefits available to them.

During November, guests will have the option to donate $1, $5 or an amount of their choosing to DAV during checkout. For every $1 donated, DAV delivers $179 in essential benefits for veterans, helping them to find meaningful employment opportunities, get transportation to medical appointments and receive vital assistance during times of disaster.

“EG Group is honored to have partnered with DAV since 2019 and to continue raising funds for their critical mission of giving back to those who have served our country,” said Jon Arnold, head of marketing for EG America. “As we join DAV in its mission to make a meaningful difference in veterans’ lives nationwide, we hope our guests will consider supporting our goal of raising $250,000 by donating at checkout this November.”

Separately, Rutter’s Children’s Charities today announced a donation of $20,000 to PA Wounded Warriors in honor of Veterans Day.

“We’re very appreciative of all those who selflessly serve our country each and every day,” said Chris Hartman, president of Rutter’s Children’s Charities. “It was an easy decision to support PA Wounded Warriors because of the amazing work they do for any veteran in need of assistance, throughout our communities.” 

PA Wounded Warriors is an independent statewide nonprofit organization providing support to Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors, Veterans in Crisis and their families. The organization provides emergency financial assistance to veterans to help pay for housing, utilities, transportation, medical and other expenses.

Meanwhile, Carroll Fuel and High’s announced that they have raised over $100,000 to support the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center last quarter. The funds were raised through two campaigns: the 16th Annual Doug Miller Sr. Golf Tournament and the High’s Keep the Change program.

Carroll Fuel hosts an annual golf outing each September to benefit the children’s center. The tournament was recently renamed to honor the late Doug Miller Sr., who had been a part of the Carroll Fuel organization for over 40 years. His passion for fundraising was the reason the annual golf tournament began.

High’s launched “Keep the Change” in November 2021. The program is supported by front-line workers at all locations. Associates ask customers at the end of their transaction if they would like to round up their total to the next dollar in support of the designated organization. There is also an option to make a larger donation if desired.

The funds raised from the Keep the Change program are donated directly to organizations within Carroll Fuel and High’s footprint, including the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, local animal shelters, food banks, the American Red Cross and the American Cancer Society.

“Carroll Motor Fuels and Highs are committed to supporting the Johns Hopkins Children's Center. It is not only the premier children’s hospital in the country but also a neighborhood hospital whose mission it is to treat all sick children with the most current clinical medical advances. We are delighted to continue this tremendous fundraising effort year after year,” said John Phelps, president and CEO of Carroll Fuel and High’s.

Additionally, TravelCenters of America announced it raised about $101,000 for the St. Christopher’s Truckers Relief Fund (SCF) during its annual Round Up campaign. SCF is a nonprofit that helps professional drivers and their families with financial assistance when they miss work due to an illness or injury.

The nationwide Round Up campaign ran from July 1 through August 30 and gave TA customers the opportunity to round up their transaction total to the nearest dollar on purchases at TA, Petro and TA Express locations. 

“Professional drivers are America’s heroes, and we are proud to support SCF in their mission to help these individuals during times of hardship,” said Jon Pertchik, chief executive officer of TA. “We thank our guests for their tremendous generosity and our team members for championing this initiative.”

“We are so thankful for TA and their guests for supporting truck drivers through the Round Up campaign. As you can see from the total donated, each person’s few cents collectively make a huge impact on the SCF’s ability to continue providing assistance to our highway heroes. We are grateful to everyone that helped make this campaign a success,” said Donna Kennedy, executive director of SCF.

TA has been a supporter of SCF since 2010, raising nearly $3 million in total contributions.