To recognize and reward the people in the communities its retailers serve, Cenex– the CHS energy brand – is launching Tanks of Thanks, a new program that gives free fuel to those who help make their communities just a little bit better.

In every community, there are people doing good things every day. A neighbor who organizes the summer barbeque, a parent who volunteers to coach the youth soccer team, the teenager who helps shovel a neighbor's driveway. The Tanks of Thanks program gives Cenex customers and anyone else in the community a new way to say "thank you" to neighbors, friends and family by recognizing their good deeds and nominating them for free fuel from their local Cenex retail location. 

"The Cenex brand has a deep-rooted history in serving rural communities and smaller towns across the country, so we realize that it's the little acts of kindness that make these communities healthy and happy places to live," says Kayte Haaland, CHS refined fuels brand marketing manager. "These acts of kindness do not go unnoticed or unappreciated. Tanks of Thanks is our way to celebrate these good deeds and encourage others to contribute to their communities."

Nominating someone for Tanks of Thanks is easy, and anyone can nominate or be nominated for any act of kindness – big or small. Visit TanksofThanks.com and briefly describe why someone deserves a Tank of Thanks. The site also shares other nominations from communities across the country. Each month, 12 nominees will be drawn at random to receive a Tanks of Thanks gift card worth $50.

"There is no limit to the number of people you can nominate," adds Haaland. "Nominate as many people as you think deserve recognition for making your community a better place."

In addition to the monthly drawing, each Cenex dealer or retailer can also give away Tanks of Thanks gift cards to reward individuals they see doing good in their local communities. By the end of 2012, it is anticipated that Tanks of Thanks will have recognized more than 2,500 people in small and rural communities across the country.

"Nearly all of the more than 1,400 Cenex dealer and retail locations are locally owned and operated, and proud to be an active part of the communities they serve," says Haaland. "The Tanks of Thanks program is simply another way for our Cenex dealers and retailers to show their communities that 'We're with you.' "

Cenex brand dealers and retailers are proud to be an active part of the communities they serve. For more information about Tanks of Thanks or to find the Cenex retailer closest to you, visit TanksofThanks.com.