For the 4th year, Ricker Oil has hosted counter-top kettles in their stores in support of The Salvation Army and Indiana communities. During the Christmas season, Ricker’s Stores & customers raised more than $15,000, which was presented today at the Ricker’s BP store at 1850 E. 151st Street.

“Donations such as these allow us to touch the communities where we do business in a more personal way,” said Jay Ricker, Founder and CEO of Ricker Oil.

In addition to the monies raised through its in-store initiatives, Ricker’s also presented a check for $10,000. The money is part of the BP Fueling Communities program, which provides grants to local organizations nominated by BP’s Branded Marketers, such as Ricker’s, to support the communities in which they do business. Ricker’s was awarded a total of $30,000 to distribute to charitable organizations throughout the state.

“We are grateful to BP for the opportunity to support organizations like the Salvation Army, which make a tangible difference in their towns,” said Ricker.

Major John Turner, Indiana Commander for The Salvation Army,  accepted the donation at the Carmel Ricker’s (1850 E. 151st. St.). Ricker’s mascot, “Pops The Clown,” was on hand to conduct the check presentation and pose for photos. To see video of the presentation, visit our YouTube channel here.