News Release

Kum & Go announces fund to support families of victims in Springfield shooting

March 20, 2020

(Des Moines, IA) – On Sunday, March 15th tragedy struck the Kum & Go family, when a gunman opened fire at our store on East Chestnut Expressway in Springfield, Missouri killing four people and injuring two others. Among the deceased was Kum & Go associate, Troy Rapp, a 57-year-old, father of two. Also injured in the shooting was store associate, Jayme Gilson.

“There are no words to express the shock and sorrow many of us are feeling in the wake of this event,” said Kum & Go CEO Kyle Krause in a statement. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their friends and families. We are a family business and we mourn this loss together, as a family.”

Responding to this tragedy, Kum & Go has established – through the Community Foundation of the Ozarks – a fund to provide financial assistance to the family members of the deceased, and others directly affected. The priority is to give the victims’ families the support they need in the difficult days – and weeks – ahead. One hundred percent (100%) of the funds raised will go to assist the families and those affected by the tragedy.

“At Kum & Go, we’re a family, and we mourn as a family. I’ve been especially moved by the outpouring of support for the victims of this senseless tragedy,” said Kum & Go President Tanner Krause. “We’re going to do everything in our power to show up for them in their time of need.”

The fund is open for all to donate and support. Leading with a $75,000 dollar donation from the Krause family, ($10,000 of which is earmarked for the Springfield Police Officers Association Relief Fund), the fund is open to donations from anyone who wishes to lend their support.

To make a contribution please visit: www.cfozarks.org/kumandgo