ALTOONA, Pa., Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sheetz is making a special delivery of more than 5,000 gallons of bottled water to be distributed in the Charleston, West Virginia area to help those affected by the recent chemical spill along the Elk River.
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Several of the company's distribution trucks are headed to Poca High School located on State Route 62 and The Charleston Civic Center to make the donation this evening. Sheetz operates more than 460 locations in six states, including seven in the greater Charleston area and is ideally positioned to be able to direct resources wherever needed in emergency situations.
"Our team is always prepared and willing to help in these kinds of disasters," says Sheetz Executive Vice President of Operations, Travis Sheetz. "Customers depend on Sheetz to be there 24/7 whenever they need us. If a situation occurs where they cannot come to us, we will do our best to go to them."
Deliveries are scheduled to arrive at designated donation points later this evening. Putnam County EMS personnel and volunteers will be on hand to help give away the product.
Other area Sheetz locations in Huntington, Milton, Barboursville, Hurricane, Teays Valley, and Scott Depot are cleared and open for business.
Established in 1952 in Altoona, Pennsylvania, Sheetz, Inc. is one of America's fastest growing family-owned and operated convenience store chains, with more than $6.6billion in revenue for 2013 and more than 15,500 employees. The company operates more than 465 convenience locations throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia, Ohio and North Carolina. Sheetz provides an award-winning menu of MTO® subs, sandwiches and salads, which are ordered through unique touch-screen order point terminals. Sheetz currently ranks on the Best Places to Work list in Ohio and North Carolina and has been on that list in Pennsylvania for eight consecutive years. All Sheetz convenience stores are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. For more information, visit www.sheetz.com.