Alexandria, VA—The convenience store industry is uniting to honor local heroes across the country to celebrate 24/7 Day. Held every July 24, 24/7 Day recognizes first responders, medical personnel and American Red Cross volunteers who work around the clock, 24/7, serving communities to ensure people don’t face emergencies alone. The annual event, hosted by the NACS Foundation, helps raise awareness and donations for the urgent humanitarian needs of the Red Cross and spotlights the convenience store industry’s important role in supporting local heroes in the communities they serve.
Convenience stores are community stores: 93% of Americans live within 10 minutes of one of the 152,720 convenience stores in the United States. Cumulatively, the industry serves 165 million customers per day, sells 80% of the fuel purchased and dedicates more than $1 billion a year to advance the futures of individuals and families by supporting local organizations and charitable causes.
More than 30,000 convenience and fuel retailer locations are participating in the celebration. Brands that are joining together with the NACS Foundation to support 24/7 Day by participating in all or most of their locations include ampm, BP and Amoco, California Fuels and Convenience Alliance (CFCA), ExtraMile, High’s, Huck’s, JJ’s, Kwik Chek, Loop Neighborhood Market, Pilot Company, Rapid Refill & Garrett’s Family Market, Rutter’s, Sheetz (Community Leader Sponsor), Shell, The Markets of Tiger Fuel Company, Thornton’s, Wawa and Yesway. Each participating retailer is supporting 24/7 Day in its own unique way, including offering free in-store offers for first responders, medical personnel and Red Cross volunteers on July 24 to thank them for their work in our communities. In addition, GSTV, the national video network entertaining targeted audiences at scale across tens of thousands of fuel retailers, is supporting the NACS Foundation’s #247Day social media campaign via awareness video content at fuel dispensers across the U.S. as the non-profit’s official 2020 media partner.