The Australasian Association of Convenience Stores (AACS) yesterday donated A$3000 to the Red Cross to help them provide relief to Australians affected by the ongoing bushfires. AACS CEO Jeff Rogut said in a statement that the donation is the first project of their 30th anniversary in 2020.
“Like many Australians, our members and the communities they serve have been affected by the current spate of bushfires,” Rogut said. “We have all been shocked by the extent of the crisis and equally, we’ve all been struck by the heroism and compassion of those who volunteer and battle the fires so bravely and tirelessly, and who will no doubt continue to do so in the months ahead.”
Rogut said that the Red Cross is great in dealing with disasters like the bushfires and knows they will help the affected communities. He said that the donation is AACS’s way of recognising the outstanding work the organisation do.
“Convenience stores are pillars in local communities throughout Australia and when help is needed at the local level, our members invariably play their part. As the Association representing their interests, it’s important we play our part, too,” Rogut said.