ERLANGER, Ky. – EG America and its 1,700-plus convenience stores raised $647,000 during its national campaign in support of DAV (Disabled American Veterans), a charity dedicated to empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity.
Throughout the month of November, guests were encouraged to donate to DAV during checkout. Their contributions helped DAV provide benefits assistance, offer free transportation to VA medical appointments, assist in finding meaningful employment, and give financial assistance to members affected by natural disasters. The amount raised surpassed the previous year’s campaign.
“Since beginning a partnership in 2019, EG America has raised nearly $3 million in support of disabled veterans,” said DAV National Adjutant and CEO Marc Burgess. “I can’t thank the leaders at EG America, the store owners and the customers enough for their continuous support.”
“We are proud of the effort our team members put forth in raising a record amount of money for DAV,” said Josh Bradstreet, Vice President of Operation Services at EG America. “Many of our staff and guests are veterans, and this partnership allows them to give back in a meaningful way.”
DAV empowers veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. It is dedicated to a single purpose: keeping our promise to America’s veterans. DAV does this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them, fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill, providing employment resources to veterans and their families, and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life. DAV, a nonprofit organization with more than 1 million members, was founded in 1920 and chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1932.
About EG Group
Founded in 2001 by the Issa Family, United Kingdom-based EG Group is a leading petrol forecourt retail convenience operator which has established partnerships with global brands. The business has an established pedigree of delivering excellent fuel, grocery and merchandise, and food service. EG Group currently employs about 50,000 colleagues working in more than 6,200 sites across the UK&I, Europe, USA, and Australia. The business is regularly recognized for innovation and investment in convenience retail assets, the employees, and the systems. Zuber Issa and Mohsin Issa, Founders and co-CEOs, EG Group, were jointly named the 2018 EY Entrepreneur of the Year in the UK. Further information at www.eg.group.