WAWA, Pa., USA – As a longtime member of the Florida community, Wawa believes strongly in the importance of giving back and providing support for our Florida friends and neighbors during times of need. Following the impact of Hurricane Ian, Wawa has reinforced its commitment to the state of Florida with support to aid in storm recovery efforts. These include:
$500,000 Contribution to the Florida Disaster Fund – The Florida Disaster Fund is the State of Florida’s official private fund established to provide financial assistance to Florida communities as they respond to and recover from times of emergency or disaster. As a proud member of the Florida community, Wawa has made a $500,000 donation to the Florida Disaster Fund to help aid in recovery efforts. Those interested in contributing can visit www.FloridaDisasterFund.org or text DISASTER to 20222.
Free Coffee and Fountain Beverages for First Responders in Florida – Wawa stores in Florida are providing free coffee and fountain beverages to all first responders in Florida, including police, fire, EMT and the National Guard for all they are doing to support and serve our communities during Hurricane Ian response and recovery efforts.
“As a member of the Florida community for more than a decade, we believe Wawa has a responsibility to give back and provide much-needed support for our Florida friends and neighbors during times of need,” said Chris Gheysens, Wawa President and CEO.
“While recovery efforts continue, Wawa will do everything in our power to help our community and remain stocked with essential food and fuel during these challenging times. We thank our heroic first responders and friendly neighbors doing their part to support our communities and get us back and running again.”
The company is also providing a detailed and regularly updated list of its Florida store status, including information on the store’s opening status and its fuel supply.
The list can be found at https://www.wawa.com/alerts/hurricane-alert and will be continuously updated every day until all stores are fully reopened.