Tuesday, April 1, 2014

RaceWay & Red Cross present "Fill Up & Fuel Relief"

The American Red Cross of Southeast Tennessee is proud to partner with RaceWay Petroleum Company to launch a new joint fundraising initiative, “Fill Up & Fuel Disaster Relief” – an initiative engaging drivers to fuel up at participating RaceWay locations, then gallon for gallon, RaceWay will make a donation each month to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief.

“1 cent of every gallon pumped off the Red Cross logoed pumps at any of these locations will be donated to the American Red Cross for the remainder of 2014,” said Greg Waite, CEO, American Red Cross of Southeast Tennessee. “We are fortunate to have great supporters in our community like RaceWay Fuel Centers that are willing to help us raise critical funds to support our mission in the community.” Waite added.

Drivers are encouraged to find a RaceWay location nearest to them and help the Red Cross help others one gallon at a time.

  • Cleveland: 1565 25th Street NW, Cleveland
  • Rossville Blvd: 2720 Rossville Blvd. Chattanooga
  • Kimball: 141 Main Street, Kimball
  • Manchester:  2277 Hillsboro Blvd, Manchester‎
  • Dayton Pike: 7019 Hwy 153, Hixson
  • Ooltewah: 9208 Lee Highway, Ooltewah
  • Signal Mtn: 405 Signal Mtn Rd., Chattanooga‎
  • Hixson: 5455 Hixson Pike, Chattanooga

In addition, all area RaceWay Fuel Centers will participate in a Customer Donation program encouraging the public to make donations to support the American Red Cross at any of their fuel centers.

“Every donation – big and small will help people right here in our community impacted by disaster.” Waite said. “In the month of March alone, Red Cross volunteers have assisted over 150 people post-disaster including the most recent Jaycee Towers evacuation and shelter. This is in addition to supporting national and larger scale disasters like the ongoing effort in Oso, Washington after the landslide.”

“We are excited to partner with a great organization like the American Red Cross, that is always there for our community when needed most” said Randy Marsh, District Manager, RaceWay Petroleum. “We know drivers have a choice when it comes to fueling up their vehicles and we hope with his announcement they would consider fueling up, shopping at, even making a separate donation at a RaceWay Gas Stations near them.”
Learn more about the partnership or how to find a RaceWay Fuel Center near you by visiting: www.redcross.org/SETN or www.racewaypetroleum.com. “Won’t you considering help us help the Red Cross continue to be there for so many people locally and nationwide?” Marsh added. The Fill Up and Fuel Disaster Relief Fundraising program will run through December 31, 2014.

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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/SETN  or visit us on Twitter at @SETNRedCross

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