Kum & Go Joining Red Cross Disaster Relief Effort

Iowa Red Cross, Kum & Go Joins Disaster Relief Effort
The Red Cross will use these very generous donations to provide disaster victims in Oklahoma with food, shelter and emotional support.

Kum & Go customers across 11 states can donate to the American Red Cross disaster relief fund to assist the victims of the recent tornadoes in Oklahoma.

“Kum & Go has partnered with the Red Cross in the past. They once again are working alongside us to provide disaster relief during this critical time,” said Leslie Schaffer, Regional CEO of the American Red Cross serving Greater Iowa. “The Red Cross will use these very generous donations to provide disaster victims in Oklahoma with food, shelter and emotional support.”

All Kum & Go convenience stores, more than 400 of them in 11 states, are participating in the collection. Customers can simply add $1.00 to their purchase at any Kum & Go convenience store. One hundred percent of that donation will go directly to the Red Cross for tornado relief efforts in Oklahoma and other places.

“As a company, we are committed to supporting the communities where we live and work. Our hearts and thoughts are with the people of Oklahoma. We are grateful to have the opportunity to help, and we thank Kum & Go customers for their generous participation,” said Kyle Krause, President and CEO of Kum & Go.

The American Red Cross continues to expand relief efforts across Oklahoma, with additional kitchens opening and more trucks and volunteers flowing into the state. Already this week, more than 200 Red Cross disaster workers in Oklahoma have opened shelters, kitchens and emergency aid stations. In these locations, people can find a safe refuge, food and snacks, emotional support, health care services and information about what other help is available.

The Red Cross is able to respond quickly when emergencies like this happen with the help of companies like Kum & Go.

HOW TO HELP If someone would like to help people affected by these disasters, they can make a donation today to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief by visiting www.redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

About the American Red Cross: The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.