Ricker’s To Continue Donations For “A Home For Tim”

Indianapolis, IN – Ricker’s Convenience Stores will once again launch an in-store fundraiser, “A Home for Tim,” for Army infantryman Tim Senkowski to create a new home for his family in Anderson. The Herald Bulletin reports the home’s groundbreaking will be on Saturday, May 18.

Almost one year ago, Ricker’s began raising money for Senkowski, who was seriously injured by an improvised explosive device during his deployment in Afghanistan in April 2011. Prior to his injuries, Senkowski was the primary caretaker to his wife with a disability, their eldest son with autism and their baby.

Since the initial fundraising launch, Ricker’s customers have raised $30,000 for “A Home for Tim,” including a donation from BP and a company match from Ricker’s. These funds secured the land for Senkowski’s home. The groundbreaking for the house will happen this Saturday, May 18, and will include Ricker’s Chairman Jay Ricker as a guest speaker.

“After hearing Tim’s story last year, we knew our stores could provide an outlet to help Tim return and care for his family,” said Ricker. “The customers in the community have gone above and beyond to help build a home for Tim and thank him for all he’s done.”

Ricker’s is hoping to raise an additional $10,000 to help furnish Senkowski’s home. The campaign kicks off Wednesday at 2:30 PM at the Ricker’s at 8th & Scatterfield in Anderson. Senkowski will attend the launch to thank Ricker’s customers for their generosity.

Customers will be able to donate any dollar amount at all Anderson locations throughout the month of June.

Ricker Oil Company, Inc. was founded in 1979 by Jay and Nancy Ricker in Middletown, Indiana. Ten years later, they purchased the company’s first convenience store. Since its inception, Ricker’s has grown to include 50 high-end convenience stores, which employ more than 650 Hoosiers. Headquartered in Anderson, Indiana, Ricker’s prides itself on clean stores, a friendly environment and staff, and its famous RickerPop fountain drinks.

Posted on: May 14, 2013 @ 9:00 am