Rutter’s Donates $63,000 to Local Community

Seven local charities received contributions at the opening of the retailer’s newest store.
July 24, 2017

YORK, Pa. – On Thursday, July 20, Rutter’s hosted a grand opening event of the newest store in Duncansville, Pennsylvania. After the ribbon cutting ceremony, Rutter’s donated more than $63,000 to seven charitable organizations in the Duncansville/Altoona Area.

The following organizations received a donation at the grand opening:

  • Penn-Mont Academy: $25,000
  • Second Century Scholarship Fund: $25,000
  • Central Pennsylvania Community Foundation: $10,000
  • Allegheny Township Police Department: $1,000
  • Allegheny Township Volunteer Fire Department: $1,000
  • Duncansville Borough Police Department: $700
  • Music 4-R Vets: $500

This is Rutter’s first location in Blair County and the convenience retailer’s 68th store. Attendees at the Duncansville grand opening included:

  • State House Rep. Judy Ward
  • State House Rep. John McGinnis
  • District Director Jim Frank, representing U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster’s office
  • Economic Development Director Michele Ivory, representing U.S. Sen. John Eichelberger Jr.’s office
  • Blair County Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Joe Hurd
  • Blair County officials
  • Allegheny Township officials
  • County music star Ricky Lee

“We are grateful for the support we received at our grand opening event in Duncansville. The Altoona community has warmly welcomed us, and we are delighted to support so many worthy organizations with strong charitable giving,” said Derek Gaskins, chief customer officer at Rutter’s.