A truck stop and convenience store chain based in Salt Lake City is the latest company to create an opportunity for customers to aid the people of Ukraine suffering from Russia's attack on their country.
Maverik — Adventure’s First Stop will help people affected by the Ukraine crisis through two initiatives with the global Red Cross network. The first – a $50,000 contribution by Maverik to Red Cross -- is followed by Maverik’s “Round Up Your Change” register donation program now through April 28, which invites customers and team members to round up their transaction to the nearest dollar to help provide humanitarian relief.
“We’re terribly saddened by the events in Ukraine,” said President and Chief Adventure Guide of Maverik Chuck Maggelet. "Our hearts and minds are with everyone impacted by this conflict. Our customers and team members have expressed they also want to help and we’re grateful to be able to activate this donation program allowing everyone to respond.”
One hundred percent of Maverik’s initial donation and the funds raised from the “Round Up” program will go toward the global Red Cross effort to provide humanitarian aid to people affected by the crisis in Ukraine. The Red Cross is currently on the ground distributing food, delivering medicine and medical supplies, assisting with evacuations, and providing shelter.
People can visit their local Maverik to “Round Up.” Cash or credit donations up to .99 cents per transaction will be accepted at Maverik stores across 12 states. Starting Tuesday, March 29, anyone interested in donating $10 or more can do so by visiting https://maverik.com/redcross.
“Thanks to Maverik’s generous support, the global Red Cross network is helping families impacted by continued fighting in Ukraine,” said Anne McKeough, chief development officer at the American Red Cross. “We are grateful for partners like Maverik as we work together to help provide critical humanitarian relief in response to the Ukraine crisis.”
For more information on the global Red Cross response in Ukraine, visit: https://www.redcross.org/about-us/news-and-events/news/2022/ukraine-red-cross-delivers-aid-to-families.html.
Maverik operates 380 locations in 12 western states, and is the latest trucking-related business to join efforts to aid the people of Ukraine since that country was attacked last month. Others include: