QuikTrip steps up to support Phoenix Police, others in line of duty
Staff Reports | Digital Free Press
The Phoenix Police Foundation is announcing the receipt of a $75,000 grant from QuikTrip, a leader in the convenience and gasoline retail sector, to aid the philanthropic group in its efforts to support the men and women of the Phoenix Police Department.
The grant, police foundation officials say, is a part of QT’s extensive contribution of over $3 million to local nonprofits and first responder organizations aimed at reinforcing the safety and prosperity of the Phoenix metropolitan area.
“The Phoenix Police Foundation is exceptionally grateful for the support from QuikTrip,” said Timothy Thomas, who serves as Phoenix Police Foundation president. “This essential funding will empower us to expand initiatives like the Phoenix Police Department Cadet Program, host key events such as Pride in Our Heroes and Women in Blue, and enhance our recruitment strategies.”
In addition to the Phoenix Police Foundation, other notable recipients of QT’s generosity include the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association, the Phoenix Police Sergeants and Lieutenants Association (PPSLA), Valley of the Sun United Way, Child Crisis Arizona, Phoenix Rescue Mission, and Sojourner Center.
Phoenix police officials report these organizations play pivotal roles in addressing community issues ranging from law enforcement support to social welfare and crisis intervention.
QuikTrip made clear these investments are part of a larger mission of addressing the toughest issues facing Phoenix, and the country, Mr. Thomas points out to the Digital Free Press.
“QuikTrip is a proud partner of the Phoenix Police Department. We are grateful to the officers who put their lives on the line every day to protect this city,” said QuikTrip Community Relations Manager Lauren Sherry. “We are supporting our officers, so they have the resources they need to keep Phoenix safe.”
The announcement, attended by QT representatives, Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, and community leaders, highlighted the collaborative spirit essential for community development and safety.
The Phoenix Police Foundation, alongside other grant recipients, is dedicated to leveraging these funds to positively impact public safety and community well-being in Phoenix.