Monday, September 05, 2005

Click here to download coupons you can take to Wawa stores to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina right away.

Wawa, NBC 10 and the American Red Cross Partner with Neighbors to Help Victims of Hurricane Katrina Starting Friday, Wawa to Accept Donations at All Stores; Company Will Match First $50,000 Raised

As reported today on C-Span television Presidents Bill Clinton and George Bush, Sr. have started a recovery fund to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina. However, it may be easier to donate using the Wawa coupons. In addition Wawa will match your donation. There are three coupons available in $1. $2. and $5. denominations. It's not much to us to donate one dollar. If every resident in Winslow Township donated one dollar, Winslow residents could stand proud knowing they raised in excess of $34,611. Plus Wawa's match for a grand total of $69,222. Americans within a days drive of Winslow Township are without their homes, belongings, and most are without employment when they need it the most. Large American corporations are helping. Foreign countries around the world are sending aid. Countries that the United States is normally the aid provider to, not the recipient of aid are helping. Please consider helping our fellow Americans by going to Wawa and making a one dollar (or more if you can) donation.

Wawa, PA - September 1, 2005 - Wawa, Inc. today announced that it will conduct a campaign to aid victims of Hurricane Katrina, which has devastated communities in the southern United States.

From September 2 through September 12, Wawa will be collecting donations at each of its more than 540 stores in five states. Customers interested in donating will find easy-to-use $1 coupons at the point of sale. Wawa will match the first $50,000 raised and submit all donations to the American Red Cross, for disaster relief in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

To print out your own coupon immediately, click the above link. "Wawa customers and associates have a history of reaching out to others in times of need," said Howard Stoeckel, President and Chief Executive Officer of Wawa, Inc. "We are proud to give them an avenue to direct their donations where they are most needed. Together with our customers, Wawa extends its thoughts to the victims during this trying time."

The American Red Cross is currently providing lifesaving assistance in the form of immediate disaster mass care to victims and emergency workers in the states devastated by Hurricane Katrina.

"We are grateful that once again that Wawa has taken the lead in our community in raising money to relieve the incredible devastation inflicted by Hurricane Katrina," said Tom Foley, Chief Executive Officer of American Red Cross of Southeastern Pennsylvania (SEPA). "This money will relieve suffering by providing food, water shelter, clothing and medical supplies to millions of our fellow citizens driven from their homes by this terrible storm."

NBC 10 stepped up immediately as the exclusive broadcast partner for the campaign.

"On behalf of every employee at NBC 10, we're extremely pleased to assist Wawa and The American Red Cross with this important and necessary project," said NBC 10 President and General Manager Dennis Bianchi. "From past experience, we know that our viewers always respond to those in need, and we're encouraging everyone in the Delaware Valley and Lehigh Valley to contribute whatever amount they can to help the victims of this terrible disaster."

For more information on how individuals and groups can help the American Red Cross most effectively, turn to NBC 10 or visit the following web sites - or

Click here to download coupons you can take to Wawa stores to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina right away.