15 March 2022
7-Eleven is extending its support to local communities hit by the devastating floods in Queensland and New South Wales by giving a quarter of a million dollars to the Salvation Army’s Flood Disaster Appeal and $50,000 to the Australia Unites telethon appeal.
The contribution is in addition to the more than 20 tonnes of fresh food that has been delivered to relief centres to help keep impacted communities as well as emergency services’ crews fed.
Daily fresh food donations will continue for the foreseeable future.
7-Eleven Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Angus McKay, said the disaster has had a huge impact on 7-Eleven’s customers, but the company’s people, franchisees and supplier partners are working together to support communities and emergency service crews.
“They have redirected food in advance of flooding and delivery route impacts to prevent food from being wasted and going to landfill,” Mr McKay said.
“A number of our stores have been damaged, and in the case of Fairfield it has been completely inundated. We’ll work with our franchisees and teams to clean up and rebuild and we will continue to support those communities in which we operate.”
“Members of our team have personally been impacted by the events of the past week. We will continue to provide them with support and assistance.”
“The response from the emergency services crews, community organisations and the residents has been amazing, and I want them to know 7-Eleven, in partnership with the Salvos, is there for the long haul.
“In addition to providing initial care and support, the Salvos will be there in the months and years ahead as people rebuild and recover physically, materially and mentally.”
“We have supported The Salvos since 2014, partnering with them to support people experiencing homelessness and food insecurity. Being able to provide extra support for them to do their important relief work is a contribution we can make to helping the communities in which we operate.”
2022 Flood Appeal The Salvation Army’s National Public Relations Secretary, Major Bruce Harmer, said The Salvation Army Emergency Services (SAES) currently have teams assisting across Queensland and NSW.
“The Salvation Army personnel are on the ground right now providing thousands of meals and emotional support for those impacted by floods across the east coast of Australia, and we have begun our long-term recovery work in some areas. We will remain in impacted communities for the long term to ensure they are supported practically and emotionally through the recovery and rebuild phases of this disaster,” Major Bruce Harmer said.
“7-Eleven’s donation of fresh food to our evacuation centres in QLD provided very necessary assistance to those impacted by the devastating floods and our teams on the ground. In addition to the fresh food deliveries, 7-Elevens financial contribution will enable The Salvation Army to provide ongoing support to the impacted communities. By working together, we can provide all those impacted with some hope and comfort. Thank-you 7-Eleven.”