IRVING, Texas, Sept. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- As Hurricane Irma approaches the southeastern U.S., 7‑Eleven® is pledging a $150,000 donation to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Irma disaster relief efforts.
With over 800 stores in Florida, 7-Eleven is also giving back to the community it serves by donating 4,800 cases of 7-Select® purified water for free distribution at three Florida locations tomorrow, September 9, at 8 a.m. ET. The locations are Orlando at 8320 Narcoosee Road, Port Orange at 1632 Taylor Road, and Oldsmar at 3855 Tampa Road.
In addition, 7-Eleven is encouraging customers to support the American Red Cross Hurricane Irma relief efforts. Customers can add $1.00 to their in-store purchase at participating 7-Eleven® stores nationwide or donate online at https://www.7-eleven.com/hurricane-relief.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone who has been or who may soon be affected by Hurricane Irma, including our 7-Eleven employees and customers," said Chris Tanco, Chief Operating Officer. "We encourage all who can to support them by donating money or volunteering time to relief efforts."
"Financial support from 7-Eleven helps us deliver disaster relief services and provide food, shelter, emotional support and other essential assistance," said Don Herring, American Red Cross chief development officer. "These funds are essential to our ability to assist disaster survivors and support the first responders and volunteers who work tirelessly at the scene of a disaster."
7-Eleven provided similar support in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, which devastated parts of Texas and Louisiana last week, donating $150,000 to the American Red Cross, water, food and supplies to shelters and over 1200 care packages to employees impacted by the storm. People interested in supporting those affected by these storms may visit https://www.7-eleven.com/hurricane-relief to donate to the American Red Cross or learn more about 7-Eleven's relief efforts.
About 7‑Eleven, Inc.
7‑Eleven, Inc. is the premier name and largest chain in the convenience-retailing industry. Based in Irving, Texas, 7‑Eleven® operates, franchises and/or licenses more than 63,000 stores in 18 countries, including 10,900 in North America. Known for its iconic brands such as Slurpee®, Big Bite® and Big Gulp®, 7‑Eleven has expanded into high-quality salads, side dishes, cut fruit and protein boxes, as well as pizza, chicken wings, cheeseburgers and hot chicken sandwiches. 7‑Eleven offers customers industry-leading private-brand products under the 7-Select® brand including healthy options, decadent treats and everyday favorites, at an outstanding value. Customers also count on 7‑Eleven for bill payments, self-service lockers and other convenient services. Find out more online at www.7‑Eleven.com, via the 7Rewards® customer-loyalty platform on the 7‑Eleven mobile app, or on social media at Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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