GPM Investments, LLC Raises More than $65,000 for Hurricane Florence Disaster Relief

November 9, 2018

RICHMOND, VA—For GPM Investments, LLC, the aftermath of Hurricane Florence greatly affected many of its stores, employees, and store communities. GPM wanted to make an impact and ensure those struggling to rebuild were given assistance and funding. In order to help during this difficult time, GPM partnered with Samaritan’s Purse to give back and support those in need. More than 1,200 convenience store locations, including 1-Stop, Admiral, Apple Market, BreadBox, Crenco, E-Z Mart®, fas mart®, Jiffi Stop®, Jiffy Stop, Li’l Cricket, Next Door Store, Roadrunner Markets, Scotchman®, shore stop®, Village Pantry® and Young’s branded convenience stores, along with their customers, worked together to raise $65,729 to aid in Hurricane Florence disaster relief.

“GPM felt an innate duty to get involved and give back to the communities so greatly affected by Hurricane Florence,” said Arie Kotler, GPM Investments, LLC, President and CEO. “We are truly thankful for our incredibly generous customers and store employees for their donations and time which allows us to directly impact the lives of individuals in our community. Our thoughts and prayers continue to go out to those touched by the devastation, including many of our store teams and their families, as we all pick up the pieces and rebuild.”

“We sincerely thank everyone for this outpouring of support to help the victims of the hurricane. It is truly inspiring. GPM’s leaders opened the way for the love of many hearts to tangibly serve thousands of hurting neighbors through Samaritan’s Purse staff and volunteers. Everyone who helps a person in need truly is like the Good Samaritan!” said Steve Nickel, VP of Donor Ministries at Samaritan’s Purse.

GPM executives Chris Giacobone, Chief Operating Officer, Don Muscatell Senior VP of Operations, Bill Reilly Senior VP of Marketing, and Mike Welsh Division VP of Northeast Operations, presented the generous check of $65,729 together at fas mart® store #1 in Richmond, Virginia to Steve Tomlin, Mid-Atlantic Regional Director of Donor Ministries with Samaritan’s Purse.

About GPM Investments, LLC

GPM Investments, LLC, together with its subsidiaries, is the largest privately-owned company in the convenience store channel of business. With recent acquisitions, GPM has widened its reach to approximately 1,400 stores. The company, based in Richmond, VA, now operates or supplies fuel to stores in Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. Its stores offer specialty a large selection of grocery items, such as fresh fruit, an exclusive (e)vapors® line, a proprietary fas SNACKS line, and many other products to suit the needs of every customer. One feature, setting many of its convenience stores apart is a wide array of proprietary food offerings ranging from fresh-made salads and sandwiches to healthy, grab-and-go meals.

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About Samaritan’s Purse

Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational, evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God’s love through His Son, Jesus Christ. The organization serves the Church worldwide to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.

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