Gas pump profits at R-stores benefit Wausau East and West

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WAUSAU, WIS. (WSAW) -- Donating to two Wausau high schools is as easy as filling up your gas tank. Riiser Energy and R-Stores unveiled Pride Pumps at nine R-store locations.

The two newest Pride Pumps are located at 2007 Stewart Avenue and 1511 N. 3rd Street in Wausau, supporting Wausau West and Wausau East respectively.

For every gallon sold through that pump, Riiser Energy and the R-Stores will donate 2 cents to that designated school. The total contribution will depend upon the gallons sold through the Pride Pump, but it is anticipated to result in an annual donation to these districts of between $4,000 and $7,000.

"Kids are very excited. We've posted announcements on Facebook saying 'Yes, we have the Wausau East and Wausau West pumps up now.' And it's just being shared like crazy all over Facebook and people are definitely talking about it," explained Rachel Boehlen, Marketing Coordinator for Riiser Energy.

School districts participating in the program include Mosinee, Coleman, Gillett, Edgar, Marathon, Merrill, and D.C. Everest. A Pride Pump supporting Newman Catholic High School is in the process of being installed.