Ricker’s Raises $30K for Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Christmas Campaign

Ricker’s convenience stores across central Indiana raised $30,000 for Salvation Army programs and services during the Christmas season. By collecting donations through counter kettles, Ricker’s was able to make a significant contribution to Indiana’s Division of The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign.

“It is a high priority of Ricker’s to support our community,” said Jay Ricker, company founder and Chairman. “We are proud to give to an organization, like The Salvation Army, who have such a strong mission to help Hoosiers in need.”

Ricker, who doubles as Ricker’s philanthropic mascot Pops the Clown, presented Salvation Army Indiana Commander, Major Bob Webster and his wife, Major Collette Webster with a check from the convenience store chain for $30,000 this afternoon.

Ricker’s Saint Joe Road store located in Fort Wayne raised the most for the cause with a $4,963.00 donation. Their efforts were celebrated with a surprise visit from Pops and a pizza party for all employees.

The Ricker family contributed $3,232.00 to reach a total of $30,000. The generous donation by Ricker’s customers throughout central Indiana will go to providing shelter and warm meals to those in need across the state.

Posted on: February 3, 2016 @ 5:24 pm