Fueling Freedom raises more than $64,000 for local National Guard

FuelingFreedomCountryMark fueling stations in Indiana, Illinois, and Ohio helped raise more than $64,000 to help support the Indiana National Guard.

Fifty-cents from every gallon of gasoline sold on June 24 was donated to benefit local National Guard Family Readiness Groups (FRG).

Nancy Nance, petroleum manager for the Noblesville, Ind. North Central Co-op location says this event is important for the company and the community.  “We are an American company and we want to give back to those who protect our country,” she says.

AUDIO: Nancy Nance, North Central Co-op

Candace Russell with the Charlie Company FRG says the event benefits the families of the soldiers who are deployed.  “All of the funds go to support the family members of the soldiers,” she says.  “It mainly goes to support the children.  Into parties for Family Day and to provide gifts for children during the holidays.  It also goes to get everyone together to have cookouts and help create support between each of the families.”

AUDIO: Candace Russell, Family Readiness Group

Jon Lantz, vice-president of marketing for CountryMark says the event is an opportunity to thank members of the military as well as the families that make sacrifices for their service.

Forty-three stations participated this year and sales were up 25 percent because of increased station participation and sales.

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