Charitable Gas Pump Launches to Assist JDRF with Fundraising as Recovery from COVID-19 Impact Continues

Charitable Gas Pump Launches to Assist JDRF with Fundraising as Recovery from COVID-19 Impact Continues

JDRF, much like many local charities, was hit hard with having fundraising goals obliterated due to COVID-19 and the cancelation of multiple events. While the charity looks to alternatives, including the recent success of the Together for a Cure! virtual variety show, they found a partnership with a local gas station to fill up those fundraising tanks!
 
The Shell Community Pump Program was created to give back to the local community, and in this case, those living with type 1 diabetes in Nevada. Now up and running, Green Valley Grocery located at Ft. Apache Road and Hacienda, 5325 S Fort Apache Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89148 (just south of Tropicana), features two gasoline pumps branded with JDRF’s imagery. The specially-wrapped Pump 7 and Pump 8 also let customers know that using those select pumps help JDRF find a cure for type 1 diabetes.
 
A donation of $.03 per gallon will be donated from each of those pumps to JDRF right here in Nevada.
 
“We are so grateful for this opportunity. With all of our fundraising events canceled for the foreseeable future, this was a welcomed way to help out our local families and to maybe educate someone who sees the display and wants to help.” said Market Director Celia Wheeler. “It’s as simple as getting your gas at one of those pumps and you have made a donation and a difference!”
 
There are millions of people of all ages living with type 1 diabetes and fundraising like Shell’s Community Pump Program helps to keep driving impactful research forward, even during these challenging of times.
 
ABOUT JDRF:
JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Our mission is to accelerate life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications. To accomplish this, JDRF has invested more than $2.2 billion in research funding since our inception. We are an organization built on a grassroots model of people connecting in their local communities, collaborating regionally for efficiency and broader fundraising impact, and uniting on a national stage to pool resources, passion, and energy. We collaborate with academic institutions, policymakers, and corporate and industry partners to develop and deliver a pipeline of innovative therapies to people living with T1D. Our staff and volunteers throughout the United States and our six international affiliates are dedicated to advocacy, community engagement and our vision of a world without T1D. For more information, please visit jdrf.org or follow us on Twitter: @JDRF