CountryMark's Fueling Freedom events on June 24 raised more than $63,000 to support local National Guard Family Readiness Groups and United Service Organizations. Across Indiana, Illinois and Ohio, 34 CountryMark-branded fueling stations participated in Fueling Freedom 2022. For every gallon of fuel pumped, CountryMark and local branded dealers agreed to donate 50 cents to organizations with a mission of supporting local military families.
"CountryMark's Fueling Freedom event was a success once again as branded dealers and CountryMark employees worked together for this great cause," said CountryMark Vice President of Supply & Marketing, Matt Makinson. "We were blessed with beautiful weather and the communities around our fuel stations came out and supported this program – raising a record amount for military families."
During the 14th annual event, CountryMark employees and CountryMark branded dealers stood side-by-side with volunteers from local National Guard units to pump locally refined, premium quality fuels for customers. In just five hours, customers purchased over 91,000 gallons of CountryMark fuel. Additionally, customers donated over $17,000 to support American troops and their families – this was on top of the 50 cents per gallon that CountryMark and its branded dealers provided.
Out of 34 participating CountryMark stations, the CountryMark Busler station in Evansville, Indiana led with 9,613 gallons of fuel sold during their Fueling Freedom event. A new record for our Fueling Freedom program!
The second highest performing station was the CountryMark Spartanville station in Waltonville, Illinois with 5,920 gallons.
CountryMark branded dealers who participated in the Fueling Freedom events included: AgBest, AgPlus, Ceres Solutions, Co-Alliance, Herdrich Petroleum Company, Laughery Valley Co-op, Premier Companies, Superior Ag Resources and SynEnergy Partners.
As a result of Fueling Freedom, United Service Organizations (USO) of Indiana and more than 10 National Guard Family Readiness Groups will receive 100 percent of the proceeds from this year's events. Donations from each participating Fueling Freedom site were given to the organization located closest to the participating station.
Family Readiness Groups help build National Guard unit morale, build unit retention and increase participation levels in family-related unit activities. United Service Organizations offer programs and services that strengthen our military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country throughout their service.
The USO is a private, nonprofit organization whose mission is to lift the spirits of military service members and their families.