Circle K locations in Florida will give 100% of donations collected at its Central and South Florida stores
TAMPA, Fla. October 26, 2022 – Circle K, the global convenience store chain, is committed to supporting Floridians affected by Hurricane Ian’s devastation and announced today it will donate $100,000 to the American Red Cross, plus provide the opportunity for Florida customers to donate to the cause in-store through Nov. 6.
Hurricane Ian struck the west coast of Florida as a Category 4 storm on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, making it one of the most powerful storms to hit the United States. Circle K operates over 600 locations in Florida and a number of employees were impacted by the storm with 30 stores still closed.
At participating stores in Central and South Florida1, Circle K customers can make donations of $1, $3 or $5 directly at the register to the American Red Cross. The company is also establishing and substantially funding an Employee Relief Fund enabling employees across the U.S. to make contributions supporting team members who suffered losses due to Ian.
“It’s difficult times like these when our customers need us more than ever to be there for them,” said Lisa Geyer, Vice President of Operations, Florida Business Unit. “As we’ve worked hard to reopen our stores in areas affected by Hurricane Ian, we are committed to supporting the important work ahead led by the American Red Cross while also giving our customers a convenient way to help communities and families recover from this devastating hurricane.”
Circle K and its customers’ donations to the American Red Cross enable the non-profit to prepare, respond and help people recover from this disaster. This includes providing food, shelter, relief supplies, emotional support, recovery planning and other assistance.
About Circle K and Alimentation Couche-Tard, Inc.
Circle K is a wholly owned subsidiary of Alimentation Couche-Tard. Couche-Tard is a global leader in convenience and fuel retail, operating in 24 countries and territories, with close to 14,100 stores, of which approximately 10,700 offer road transportation fuel. With its well-known Couche-Tard and Circle K banners, it is one of the largest independent convenience store operators in the United States and it is a leader in the convenience store industry and road transportation fuel retail in Canada, Scandinavia, the Baltics, as well as in Ireland. It also has an important presence in Poland and Hong Kong SAR. Approximately 122,000 people are employed throughout its network.
1 Direct donations at the register are available at participating stores in Central and South Florida including areas of Orlando, Daytona Beach, Tampa, St. Pete, Sarasota, Clearwater, Ft. Myers, Naples, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Palm Beach and Boca Raton. See cashier for details.