A Red Cross volunteer conducts a damage assessment in Texas Photo by Daniel Cima/American Red Cross
A Red Cross volunteer conducts a damage assessment in Texas Photo by Daniel Cima/American Red Cross

News Release

Kum & Go supports American Red Cross Disaster Relief Efforts in the Midwest

June 11, 2019

Kum & Go customers had the choice to add $1 or more to their purchase at any Kum & Go store to be donated to the American Red Cross.

DES MOINES, Iowa – (June 3, 2019) – With historic flooding and tornadoes devastating the Midwest, Kum & Go joined the American Red Cross disaster relief effort across the region. Harnessing its network of almost 400 stores, Kum & Go collected donations last week totaling $52,263.44, with an additional $10,000 donated by Kum & Go.

Kum & Go’s in-store campaign gave customers the option of adding $1 or more to each purchase made. Every dollar donated went directly to the Red Cross for relief efforts. The campaign ran through Sunday, June 9.

“Severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding have pummeled so many of our communities,” said Kyle J. Krause, Chairman and CEO of Kum & Go. “It’s heartbreaking to see, but at the same time, I’m proud that in these difficult times, we can come together. We are grateful to all our associates and customers for their support.”

“It’s been a devastating couple of weeks after tornadoes and flooding continue to plague the Midwest. It’s only the beginning of what we expect to be a busy disaster response season,” said Leslie Schaffer, Executive Director of the American Red Cross Iowa Region. “We are so grateful for our partnership with Kum & Go and its support of the Red Cross mission of helping people in need.”

About Kum & Go
For nearly 60 years, Kum & Go has been dedicated to the communities it serves, sharing 10 percent of its profits with charitable causes. For four generations the family-owned convenience store chain has focused on providing exceptional service and delivering more than customers expect. Established in Hampton, Iowa, in 1959, the chain has since grown to employ nearly 5,000 associates in nearly 400 stores in 11 states: Iowa, Arkansas, Colorado, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wyoming.