Supporting California Fire Foundation to recognize the Firefighter Appreciation Month
It has been a devastating year for northern California. Day after day, firefighters have been on the front line risking their lives battling some of the deadliest, catastrophic fires in California history. In honor of these brave men and women who have dedicated their lives to protecting others, Loop Neighborhood has teamed up with the California Fire Foundation to recognize the annual Firefighter Appreciation Month (FFMA).Firefighter Appreciation Month is a time when businesses, celebrities and individuals acknowledge the work of our local firefighters by raising money for some of the Foundation’s key educational, financial, and emotional support initiatives. Loop Neighborhood seeks to recognize their dedication, love, and support by giving back 1% of all sales in all stores to the foundation, throughout the month of September (excludes fuel, car wash and lottery).
As a member of the Northern California community, it is our goal to emulate the comfort, love, and support these firefighters have given and continue to give every day. During devastating times, anything helps. Something as simple as a “thank you,” cannot just brighten the lives of the firefighters, but brighten the lives of an entire community. That is why, this month, we challenge you, as a member of this strong, resilient community, to not just donate, but to say something as simple as “thank you,” to these firefighters when you see them. We will start. From all of us at Loop Neighborhood we say thank you to all of you who have devoted your lives to protect our community.
Supporting the LGBTQ Community During Pride Month
Loop Neighborhood celebrated Pride 2018 with a month-long promotion in which the retailer donated 1% of all in-store purchases to Bay Area LGBTQ causes, totaling up to a total donation of $50,000. Being an active member in the communities they serve, Loop Neighborhood seeks to give back in any way that it can and being situated in Northern California, Loop Neighborhood strives to embrace the diveristy and uniqueness of the culture. Through this promotion, Loop Neighborhood was able to show their support and draw awareness to the Bay Area LGBTQ cause.
Proceeds not only support LGBTQ organizations, but other organizations working with issues related to cancer, HIV/AIDS, animal welfare, and homelessness. By showing their Pride for the month of June, Loop Neighborhood was not only able to commemorate the LGBTQ heritage, but it was able to celebrate a vast community, with a rich and diverse culture.
Supporting Loop Employees After Norcal Fires
After seeing the devastating effects of the Northern California fires of Napa and Petaluma, we knew we had to do something. Loop Neighborhood takes pride in not only providing our customers with the most exceptional items, service, and experience, but we want everyone to be able to share in these experiences. Upon seeing the extremity of the tragedy at hand, we knew we needed to take action.
Loop Neighborhood donated $15,000 to kick off our GoFundMe efforts to serve employees who had been devasted by these fires. We knew we could not do this alone and asked the surrounding community to come together to raise an additional $15,000 to help those affected get back on their feet. We knew not everyone could provide financially, so we asked the community to donate any other resources – food, water, toilet paper, blankets, baby food – anything that could aid these tragically affected families.
We are a community. As a community, it is our responsibility to come together to support those in need. We had to undergo the unbearable, and we are very proud of what we were able to accomplish, not just as a local convenience store, but as a resilient and supportive community.