24/7 Day: Heroes Don’t Take a Break

This July 24 (24/7 Day), the NACS Foundation is uniting convenience stores across America in recognizing first responders, medical personnel and American Red Cross volunteers who work around the clock, 24/7, serving our communities to ensure people don’t face emergencies alone. The annual event helps raise awareness and donations for the urgent humanitarian needs of the American Red Cross and spotlights our industry’s important role in supporting local heroes and the communities we serve.

The NACS Foundation’s 24/7 Day Supports the American Red Cross

Emergencies don’t take a break. Helping people during crises is at the heart of the Red Cross mission, and the need is constant, considering that more than 30,000 people a day on average receive Red Cross support — whether they need lifesaving blood, relief after a disaster, support with the challenges of military life, skills that save lives or international humanitarian aid. And when communities need essentials, c-stores are there too, often among the only retailers that remain open in a crisis.

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Convenience stores are about more than just convenience. When communities need us most, we’re always there. The NACS Foundation is uniting the convenience industry to honor those on the front lines of our communities and to support year-round response relief efforts.

24/7 Day Convenience Store Offerings for First Responders on July 24th

This year, we have several convenience and fuel retailing partners joining us from across the country by offering free in-store offers for first responders on July 24th to thank them for their work in our communities.


Community Leader: Sheetz

  • 24/7 Day in-store offer: any size cup of coffee or fountain drink.
  • Who qualifies: Sheetz recognizes first responders year-round and on July 24th, their store locations will recognize paramedics, EMTs, police officers, and firefighters in uniform.

ampm

  • 24/7 Day in-store offer: Choice of one of the following: a hot dog, 20 oz hot beverage, 32 oz fountain drink, 3-pack of cookies, or 24 oz Deluge water for free.
    * Offer excludes all mug or cup refills. Not valid in combination with any other offer. Sales tax (if applicable) to be paid by the customer. At participating AmPm sites only, find your closest AmPm location. Sizes and availability may vary and are subject to change. Limit 1 item per transaction, while supplies last.*
  • Who qualifies: Police officers, firefighters, EMTs, doctors, nurses, volunteers with valid employment or Red Cross volunteer ID hospital workers, and American Red Cross

bp and Amoco

  • 24/7 Day in-store offer: Doctors, nurses, hospital workers, fire, EMT, and police can join BPme Rewards and verify your community status with ID.me to get up to 15¢ off every gallon for 60 days*. Already a BPme Rewards member? Just log in to your BPme Rewards account online and complete your verification.
    *Disclaimer: A 10 cent per gallon bonus offer “Heroes Bonus” will be issued to your BPme Rewards account within 24 hours of successfully validating your identity as a doctor, nurse, first responder or hospital worker with ID.me. The Heroes Bonus will be automatically applied to every gallon fueled, up to 99 transactions, at participating bp and Amoco locations within 60 days of receiving the offer. The 10 cent per gallon reward cannot be applied to fuel purchases made prior to successful ID.me verification. Offer is subject to BPme Rewards Terms & Conditions. The 5¢ per gallon Everyday Reward with BPme Rewards is sustained after spending $100 on fuel at participating bp and Amoco stations during the prior calendar month. The 5¢ per gallon Everyday Reward is sustained after spending $100 on fuel with BPme Rewards at participating bp and Amoco stations during the prior calendar month.

ExtraMile

  • 24/7 Day in-store offer: Free hot cup of coffee (any size)
  • Who qualifies: Any police, fire, EMT, 911 dispatcher, doctor, nurse, Red Cross volunteer in uniform or with a badge or ID
  • Additional offer: Throughout the month of July, ExtraMile will donate a portion of the proceeds from the sales of ExtraGood 1 liter water bottles to the American Red Cross. Customers can also support the Red Cross by purchasing $1.00 donation paper tear pad shields being offered at store registers.

High's

  • 24/7 Day in-store offer: Medium coffee or fountain drink
  • Who qualifies: Paramedics, EMTs, police officers, and firefighters in uniform.

Huck's

  • 24/7 Day in-store offer: Free coffee or fountain drink, of any size
  • Who qualifies: Frontline hospital staff, police officers, firefighters, EMS, and American Red Cross volunteers in uniform or with a badge.

JJ's

  • 24/7 Day in-store offer: Free $100,000 bar!
  • Who qualifies: Police, Fire, EMS, Dispatch, EMA, Doctors, and Nurses

Kwik Chek

  • 24/7 Day in-store offer: Free fountain drink or coffee and a 24/7 Day in-store offer: Free fountain drink or coffee and a breakfast biscuit sandwich. If stores do not have breakfast sandwiches, a pastry option will be offered as a substitute.
  • Who qualifies: Doctors, nurses, EMTs, police officers, sheriffs ,highway patrol, fire, border patrol, 911 dispatchers, and American Red Cross volunteers
  • Additional offer: Kwik Chek will be leveraging its United Way campaign that raises money for COVID-19 impacted residents in Kwik Chek communities. Kwik Chek will match the first $5K donations and present a formal check donation to United Way.

Loop Neighborhood Markets

  • 24/7 Day In-store offer: Small cup of coffee.
  • Who qualifies: Police, fire, EMS, doctors, nurses, medical personnel, 911 dispatchers, and American Red Cross volunteers with valid ID or in uniform.

Rutter's

  • 24/7 Day In-store offer: Free meal (sub, chips, fountain drink) at all 78 locations.
  • Who qualifies: Police, Fire, EMTs, Healthcare Workers, Active Military + All Rutter’s Store Employees.

Sheetz

  • 24/7 Day in-store offer: Free cup of coffee or fountain drink (any size).
  • Who qualifies: Paramedics, EMTs, police officers and firefighters in uniform.

Shell

To support the communities, drivers and customers we serve during the COVID-19 pandemic, Shell Cares has partnered with nonprofits like Feeding America, utilized Shell resources to provide fuel delivery for first responders, re-purposed our plant operations to produce hand sanitizer and protective gear, teamed with Mental Health America to provide resources to those experiencing stress, and much more.

24/7 day in-store offer & who qualifies: To recognize first responders visiting Shell stations, at participating locations through July, Shell retailers are providing a variety of free offers such as fountain drinks, coffee, sandwiches, energy drinks or water. Just a few small ways to say thank you for their huge effort.

As we journey on the road to recovery together, we will continue to back these important organizations and find new ways to further the Shell Cares efforts to rebuild and move forward together.


Thornton's

  • 24/7 Day in-store offer: free small cup of coffee, cappuccino, or fountain drink
  • Who qualifies: All uniform police, EMS, doctors, nurses, medical staff, and Red Cross workers and volunteers. Valid ID is required for the free beverage. Thorntons stores are open 24 hours a day and the offer is good at participating locations* any time on July 24th. *Offer not valid at our store located at 2401 63rd Street in Woodridge, IL.

Wawa

  • Information coming soon!

Yesway

  • 24/7 Day in-store offer: free fountain, frozen, or coffee beverage of any size
  • Who qualifies: Police, fire, EMTs, doctors, nurses, health practitioners, American Red Cross, and 911 dispatchers.

How You Can Support #247Day

Now more than ever, we must come together to support those who work around the clock to take care of our communities. There’s more than one way to join us to support 24/7 Day and to honor our first responders this July.

Donate. Every Red Cross donation helps change lives, and 90 cents of each dollar provides care and relief in times of crisis. All donations made to the American Red Cross will be used where they are needed most. Consider donating today to support their mission.
Stay connected. Follow the NACS Foundation on Twitter and Facebook for updates about the big day on July 24th.
Share your #WeHeartHeroes story. Join the conversation on social media, share photos and stories on social with the #WeHeartHeroes tag to honor a first responder that holds a special place in your heart.
Spread the word. Share 24/7 Day info on your social channels and make sure to tag and tell your friends how they can get involved. Be sure to tell any first responders the perks they get on July 24th this year!
Visit a participating convenience store. Many 24/7 Day partners are donating a portion of sales for certain products to the Red Cross throughout the month of July.

If you’re a retailer that is interested in participating:

Get involved. Now more than ever, we must come together to support those who work around the clock to take care of our communities. Learn how you can get involved and partner with the NACS Foundation’s 24/7 Day.
Donate. Our annual 24/7 Day is just one part of NACS Foundation’s Response Relief program. If you’re interested in getting involved in additional ways, consider funding our Response Relief program to support disaster relief efforts in communities across the country. Contact our team today to learn more.

Thank You to All of Our 24/7 Day 2020 Partners!

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