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Circle K turns spare change into $286,883 donation to American Red Cross

The American Red Cross is partnering with Circle K to foster more resilient communities through preparedness initiatives, disaster response, recovery efforts and more. Circle K supports the work of the Red Cross by creating opportunities for the public to donate to programs that benefit disaster relief and other lifesaving services, stated an American Red Cross press release.

Since May of the 2020 campaign, customers at participating Circle K stores in have been able to donate their “spare change” to support the Red Cross. To date, those donors and vendors have raised over $286,883. Circle K has locations in the Outer Banks area.

“The contributions of Circle K and their customers enable the Red Cross to make a tremendous difference every day for those who rely on our services in disasters and other emergencies,” said Barry Porter, regional CEO of the American Red Cross Eastern North Carolina. “Because of Circle K’s support, we can continue to prepare communities, and be there for families when they need us most.”

“The Red Cross is thankful to Circle K, their vendors and customers for their contributions to help build a more resilient region and create safer, stronger communities,” stated the release.

“Circle K is thankful to our very generous customers, staff, and vendors who support Red Cross services in communities, where our employees and customers live, as together we help people prepare for and respond to disasters locally and across the nation,” said Melanie Svinis, brand and advertising manager, Circle K Coastal Carolinas. The longstanding partnership between Circle K Coastal Carolinas and the Red Cross continues to benefit our communities year after year.”

Circle K has previously partnered with the Red Cross to host blood drives and provide disaster relief and safety preparedness programs.

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