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Homeland Security Recognizes C-stores as Essential Businesses

Homeland Security Recognizes C-stores as Essential Businesses

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Department of Homeland Security released updated COVID-19 guidance identifying the essential critical infrastructure workforce during the ongoing national emergency. Among them: convenience stores.

Earlier this week, NACS sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security urging the agency to designate c-stores and their suppliers and distributors as critical businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In its updated guidance, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) recognizes key businesses as essential, including:

  • Retail fuel centers, such as gas stations and truck stops, and the distribution systems that support them
  • Retailers that sell food and beverage products
  • Restaurant carry-out and quick-serve food operations
  • Food manufacturer employees and their supplier employees
  • Employees and firms supporting food, feed and beverage distribution, including warehouse workers, vendor-managed inventory controllers and blockchain managers

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We Did It!

Life has many challenges; some we are not prepared for.  After one of our own, David Turner, Lewis & Raulerson, Inc., President, survived emergency triple bypass surgery in 2019, it was a mission of many to live a healthier lifestyle and support his journey.   A team of 20 employees rallied together to tackle the Southeast Georgia Health System Foundation Bridge Run, which benefits the Health System cancer and cardiac care programs.

Unique among bridge runs, the event takes place entirely on the 7,780-foot long Sidney Lanier Bridge in Brunswick, Georgia. At its center, the bridge measures 480 feet high above the Brunswick River, the tallest span in the state. It is certified by the U.S. Track and Field Association as “the toughest 5K in Georgia”.  The challenge seemed daunting for many but feasible with the support and encouragement of our “work family” and many others on site.

The experience went better than all expected, minus the 20 MPH wind.  The team finished with exceptional time with one member, Emily Crosby receiving 1st place.  Big shout out to all that attended the event.

“Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life.” – Amy Poehler

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Feeding Families on Friday!!

We Did It!!  Over $200,000 raised for “Feeding Families on Friday”!

In addition to our Wonderful Charities we support each year, we also focus on the hunger crisis in our communities.

Friendly Express and Lewis and Raulerson have donated over $200,000 to local food banks, pantries and soup kitchens through their Feeding Families on Friday initiative. Every Friday when a customer buys ANY size fountain drink or coffee, we will donate 10 cent for each cup sold. 100% of the money collected has been distributed to Food Pantries in the same community as the store that collected it. In 2013 we decided to address a growing concern that affected all of our communities, and after speaking to all our employees we discovered the overwhelming need was to help feed people in our communities, hence Feeding Families on Friday was conceived. This program was designed not to be a short term fund raising effort but has become a way of life.

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On Your Mark…Get Set…Go! Bridge Run 2020


Lewis & Raulerson, Inc. is excited to enter a team of “22” for the “SE GA Health System Foundation 2020 Bridge Run”! We invite all family and friends to help cheer us on and support a worthy cause.#makeadifference #fueledfinish

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19th Annual Lewis & Raulerson – Friendly Express Charitable Golf Outing

The Lewis & Raulerson – Friendly Express Charitable Foundation held its 19th Annual Golf Outing Thursday, November 7th, 2019 at the lovely Jekyll Island Golf Club.  The event was a HUGE success!

The Foundation has raised over $1,000,000 since its humble beginnings in 2000.   The Foundation continues to grow leaps and bounds due to the generosity and dedication of all participants, volunteers and sponsors.  A sincere “THANK YOU” to everyone that made this day possible.  An official press release will be made in the coming weeks.

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Pumpkin Fest 2019

Lewis & Raulerson – Friendly Express was a proud sponsor of Pumpkin Fest 2019

Waycross-Ware County Chamber of Commerce and local sponsors put on a “TREAT” in Downtown Waycross on Thursday, November 24th!

The event brought many families together for some good ole southern fun.  Those attending enjoyed music, costume contest, pumpkin pie eating contest and other “tricks and treats”.

The event was a big success and the community had a great time.




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Lewis & Raulerson Quarterly Newsletter – September 2019

Lots of great things happening at Lewis & Raulerson, Inc.  Take a look!

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The Progressive September 2019

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Lewis & Raulerson, Inc. celebrates Lisa Lytle – a dedicated employee since 1999!

Lisa was honored by her family and work family for 20 years of dedicated service. “The company and its employees are like family to me. I love all of you. The best part of working for this company, is the fact that I was always able to be a mother first, to my babies and grandchildren.” said Lisa.

Lisa started her career with Lewis & Raulerson, Inc. in 1999 and has worked in many positions throughout the company. “Lisa is an asset to our team and we couldn’t do it without her.” said David Turner, President of Lewis & Raulerson, Inc.



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Happy Retirement!

Wishing you all the best, Bobby!  Bobby Williams, dedicated employee since 1991!

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July 4th – Office Closed

Our corporate office will be closed Thursday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day.  We will reopen Friday, July 5th at 8:00 AM.

If you need immediate assistance, please call the On-Call / After Hours Helpline provided below (24/7).

L&R On Call / After Hours Dispatch:  1-912-288-3025

PSG On Call / After Hours:  1-866-291-6606

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