7-Eleven Donates $150,000 and Free Water to Hurricane Irma Victims

by Katie Lee

Irving, Texas — As Hurricane Irma approached the southeastern U.S. on September 11, 2017, 7‑Eleven® pledged a $150,000 donation to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Irma disaster relief efforts.

With more than 800 stores in Florida, 7-Eleven is also giving back to the community it serves: it donated 4,800 cases of 7-Select® purified water for free distribution at three Florida locations on September 9 in Orlando, Port Orange and Oldsmar, Fla.

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,” says Chris Tanco, chief operating officer. “We encourage all who can to support them by donating money or volunteering time to relief efforts.”

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 1,200 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.

Based in Irving, Texas, 7‑Eleven® operates, franchises and/or licenses more than 63,000 stores in 18 countries. For more information, visit www.7‑Eleven.com.

SOURCE: 7-Eleven, Inc.

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