Humanitarian Day 2013: Thorntons Inc. and Projects With Purpose will team up on Saturday, November 16th for a project benefiting the Ann Storck Center

Online PR News – 14-November-2013 – Louisville, Ky – As part of its ongoing community philanthropic outreach, Thorntons Inc. team members will be participating in the company’s annual volunteer Humanitarian Day this coming Saturday, November 16. This year’s initiative is an all-day restoration project at Ft. Lauderdale, Florida-based Ann Storck Center which serves nearly 300 children and adults with physical and mental disabilities.

Partnering once again with Projects With Purpose LLC − the New Orleans-based organization that coordinates and furthers humanitarian initiatives nationwide −Thorntons volunteers will renovate and restore a number of the Ann Storck Center’s 25,000 square feet of living and learning space. Over 500 volunteers will complete a variety of jobs to enhance the Center that include the installation of sidewalk safety barriers, residential building cleaning and painting, new fence construction, plus the creation of colorful, inspirational murals throughout the facilities.

Groups of teams will commence work at the Center, located at 1790 SW 43rd Way, at 10:30 a.m. EST Saturday November 16 and the day concluding at 3:45 p.m. and commemorated by a closing ceremony and group photograph.

“We are very honored to be working on behalf of Ft. Lauderdale’s Ann Storck Center, distinguished for over 30 years as a local pioneer and leader on behalf of children and adults with disabilities,” states Matt Thornton, President & CEO of Thorntons Inc. “Our team members take great pride in furthering Thorntons’ corporate pledge to help those in need and the work they perform this Saturday will be a shining example of that commitment.”

“Projects With Purpose is proud to once again partner with Thorntons Inc, a company committed to leaving a lasting legacy in communities around the country,” says Juli Miller Hart, founder of Projects With Purpose. “Thorntons volunteers are quite spirited and competitive and they affirm our belief and mission – that you CAN make a difference in just one day! Additionally, our team was overwhelmed with the mission and accomplishments of the Ann Storck leadership and staff, and the residents are truly very special people, who will touch the hearts and souls of the Thorntons group – and we’re pretty certain they’ll walk away with memories that will last a lifetime!”


About Thorntons: Founded by Kentucky native James H. Thornton in 1971, Thorntons Inc. is one of the leading independent gasoline and convenience chain retailers in the U.S. currently operating throughout the Midwest under the brand name Thorntons. Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, Thorntons operates 174 gasoline and convenience stores, car washes and travel plazas in six states: Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee and Florida. Thorntons distributes its petroleum products through its wholly owned Thornton Transportation Company and operates a river bulk storage terminal in Louisville. For more information visit and follow us on Facebook at and Twitter at

About Projects With Purpose: Projects With Purpose is a unique organization dedicated to promoting social responsibility through teambuilding humanitarian events. Since the company’s conception in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, hundreds of individuals, corporations and convention groups have sought Projects With Purpose to orchestrate memorable, life changing events that serve people and communities around the country. For more information visit

About The Ann Storck Center: The Ann Storck Center is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to serving individuals, both children and adults, with developmental disabilities. Named after its founder, Ann Storck, a nurse who lovingly opened up her home to care for children in the late 1950s, it has grown to now include, adults, an Adult Day Training program, multiple group homes, six Intermediate Care Facilities, a preschool and therapeutic art & music programs. For more information visit