CountryMark’s Fueling Freedom events on June 21 raised more than $57,000 to support local National Guard Family Readiness Groups. Across Indiana, Illinois and Ohio, 37 CountryMark-branded fueling stations participated in Fueling Freedom 2019. For every gallon of fuel pumped, CountryMark and local branded-dealers agreed to donate 50 cents to local National Guard Family Readiness Groups.
During the 11th 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 96,000 gallons of CountryMark fuel. Additionally, customers also donated over $9,000 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 the 37 participating CountryMark stations, the CountryMark Busler station in Evansville, Indiana led with 7,613 gallons sold during their Fueling Freedom event. A new record for our Fueling Freedom program! This station was also responsible for bringing in the most donations – over $1,000 for their local National Guard Family Readiness Group. Jeff Owens, of SynEnergy Partners, organized Fueling Freedom efforts at the Busler station in Evansville.
The second highest performing station was the CountryMark station, The Junction, on I-69 near Bloomfield, Indiana, with 6,567 gallons.
CountryMark branded dealers who participated in the Fueling Freedom events included: AgBest, Ceres Solutions, Co-Alliance, Harvest Land Co-op, Laughery Valley Co-op, Premier Companies, Shelby County Co-op, Superior Ag Resources, United Energy and White River Co-op
As a result of Fueling Freedom, 21 National Guard Family Readiness Groups in 3 states will benefit from this year’s events. Donations from each participating Fueling Freedom site were given to the National Guard Family Readiness Groups located closest to the participating fuel station. Family Readiness Groups help build National Guard unit morale, build unit retention and increase participation levels in family-related unit activities.