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TEMPLE, Texas --
Strasburger Enterprises Inc., a Temple, Texas-based convenience store and consulting company, collected more than $11,000 from customers for the families of New York police and firefighters who were killed in the World Trade Center disaster.
According to Tommy Strasburger, chairman and CEO, the International Association of Fire Fighters and the New York Fraternal Order of Police, both of which established emergency funds immediately after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, would each receive a check for $5,700.
"We have always felt that our customers and employees are really terrific, but the response we had to this was unbelievable," Strasburger said. "Store employees put containers in every one of our Quix and Payless convenience stores for a few days, and our loyal customers dug deep and showed what they are made of."
Strasburger owns and operates 100 convenience stores in Texas and works with another 6,000 in 24 countries. The company said it would continue to remain active in raising money for charitable causes.