July 5, 2017
The National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) and the American Red Cross are teaming up to advance community giving and disaster relief programs for NACS member companies. NACS is the first retail-focused association to partner with the American Red Cross on such a program.
The groups are focusing on developing resources to facilitate donation collection by convenience store companies nationwide, as well as encouraging volunteer assistance programs for Red Cross volunteers around specific local or national events. Convenience stores contribute nearly $1 billion annually to charitable organizations. Four in five convenience store companies (80 percent) say they’ve made donations when there was a specific emergency or crisis in the community, according to a 2016 NACS member survey.