Giving Back to the Community
Rhodes is more than a small business operating in communities throughout Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois. It’s also a citizen that gives back to its local communities, schools and organizations.
Rhodes places its greatest focus and support on military and veterans’ causes. Rhodes’ commitment to honoring and supporting the individuals who have protected our country’s freedoms is inspired by its Founder, Gene Rhodes. Mr. Rhodes served in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean conflict.
“We proudly support military and veterans causes not only because our founder, Gene Rhodes, served in the Army during World War II and the Korean conflict but also for the tremendous sacrifices that our troops and their families continue to make today,” said Brent Anderson, Rhodes’ Vice President of Operations and Business Development.
Read more to see exactly how Rhodes is giving back to those who have sacrificed for our country’s freedom.
Rhodes Becomes an Army PaYS Partner
Rhodes became a U.S. Army PaYS partners on March 22, 2017 during a formal signing ceremony. The U.S. Army PaYS Program guarantees honorably discharged Soldiers and Army Reservists a job interview and possible employment after their service.
Rhodes Convenience Stores Donates to Four Local Veterans’ Organizations
Rhodes convenience stores, a 30-location leader in the convenience store industry, recently donated $5,000 to four local organizations committed to serving U.S. veterans through grassroots efforts.
Imo's Pizza at Rhodes Introduces Fundraising Days to Benefit Schools and Organizations
In February 2017, Imo’s Pizza at Rhodes began hosting fundraising days for Scott City Elementary School, St. Vincent Schools (Perryville, Mo.), Perryville High School, St. Augustine School (Kelso, Mo.) and Bell City Schools raise money to support their athletic and educational programs.
Rhodes 101 Stops Convenience Stores Supports US Military Through $10,000 USO Donation
Rhodes 101 Stops convenience stores is making a $10,000 donation to the United Service Organizations (USO). The USO is a leading military nonprofit that supports of our nation’s service members and military families through more than 180 locations around the world. This donation was generated through Coca-Cola fountain drink purchases made at Rhodes 101 Stops locations.
“As a small business, we understand the large impact a small organization can make on its community,” said Brent Anderson, Rhodes’ Vice President of Operations and Business Development. “That’s why we are including both smaller, local efforts along with the USO’s large scale initiatives in our mission to thank troops and their families for their sacrifices in protecting our freedom.”