探花精选

QuikTrip, Mayor Gallego announce investment in Phoenix nonprofits and public safety

Convenience store and gas retailer QuikTrip announced recently that it is investing more than $3 million in local nonprofits and public safety associations in an effort to partner with the City of Phoenix to address issues such as theft, crime, substance abuse, and homelessness.聽

The company’s investment will support various first responder organizations across the Valley, including the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association, Phoenix Police Foundation, and Phoenix Police Sergeants and Lieutenants Association. QuikTrip has also extended its reach to organizations addressing homelessness and addiction, notably partnering with the Phoenix Rescue Mission and Sojourner Center. 

Mayor Gallego praised QuikTrip’s initiative, emphasizing the importance of collective action in resolving such pressing challenges and applauding QuikTrip’s support for nonprofits aiding those facing homelessness and addiction. 

鈥淎t the City of Phoenix, we know that it鈥檚 always better to tackle a problem together, as opposed to on one鈥檚 own. That鈥檚 why, as Phoenix continues allocating and deploying critical resources at breakneck speed, I am grateful for QuikTrip鈥檚 partnership and their support of local non-profits who are serving Phoenicians facing homelessness and addiction,鈥滸allego . 鈥淚 appreciate QT鈥檚 ongoing work with us to address our community鈥檚 most pressing challenges, and hope this partnership inspires many more to come.鈥 

Gallego was joined by a bipartisan group of legislators for the announcement, including Arizona State Reps. Laura Terech (D), Matt Gress (R), and Justin Wilmeth (R). 

Since its arrival in Phoenix in 2000, QuikTrip has grown to 115 stores and 3,249 employees in the metro area. 

鈥淲e are honored and grateful that QuikTrip has partnered with PLEA Charities to support our officers. We look forward to the ongoing collaboration and joint efforts in the years ahead,鈥 PLEA President Darrell Kriplean said. 

These partnerships focus on enhancing public safety and supporting law enforcement efforts. QuikTrip鈥檚 recent sponsorship of the annual charity fundraiser Superhero Saturday will aid officers injured in the line of duty or facing illness. 

In addition to law enforcement support, QuikTrip maintains longstanding alliances with organizations like Valley of the Sun United Way and Child Crisis Arizona. Child Crisis Arizona CEO Torrie Taj acknowledged QuikTrip’s significant role in providing essential services for at-risk youth in foster care. 

鈥淐hild Crisis Arizona is grateful for our wonderful partnership with QuikTrip. This incredible investment will allow our agency to provide vital resources, shelter, and support for teens and young adults, an underserved population in foster care in our state,鈥 Taj said. 

QuikTrip’s community relations manager, Lauren Sherry, highlighted that these contributions are part of a larger mission to combat complex issues facing the Phoenix metro area. 

鈥淲e have seen the incredible difference these groups are making by providing critical services that address the root causes of homelessness, addiction, and crime,鈥 Sherry said. 鈥淏y supporting their efforts, we are proud to play a role in creating a safer, stronger, and more prosperous community for all of Phoenix.鈥

Guest Contributor

Add comment

Subscribe to the Dry Heat

Get updates on the most important news delivered right to your email. Fully personalized options. No SPAM. Unsubscribe anytime.

Let’s Get Social

探花精选 wants to connect with you. Follow us, tweet, share, post, comment... however you get social is the perfect way to connect.

We're glad you're enjoying 探花精选! Subscribing is free and easy.

Sign up below to subscribe to 鈥淒ry Heat鈥 our weekday email with top news stories. No SPAM ever & unsubscribe anytime.