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    Cenex Tanks of Thanks Program Recognizes 10K Good Deeds

    Free fuel awarded to individuals who exemplify community service across the nation.

    ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Cenex, the CHS Inc. energy brand, will continue its Tanks of Thanks program for a third year after collecting and sharing more than 10,000 inspiring stories of people who go above and beyond in service to their communities. Since the program's 2012 launch, CHS has awarded nearly $280,000 in free fuel to these individuals, or enough fuel to travel around the world almost 90 times.

    Tanks of Thanks collects and shares nominations of people who go out of their way to make their communities a great place to live at www.tanksofthanks.com. The nominations include large projects such as organizing entire food shelves, and smaller acts like shoveling snow for an elderly neighbor. Each month, 100 random nominees are selected to receive a $50 gift card redeemable at any Cenex location.

    On a local level, Cenex retailers also award Tanks of Thanks gifts to people they see making a difference in their hometowns. CHS and Cenex retailers give away more than $5,000 in free fuel each month to deserving people across the United States, according to the company.

    "Each $50 Tanks of Thanks gift card is a simple token of appreciation for people who make our communities just a little bit better. But the really special part of the program is the 'pay-it-forward' effect," said Akhtar Hussain, CHS' refined fuels brand marketing manager. "After receiving a Tanks of Thanks gift card, many people tell us that they feel inspired to share the stories of others who also deserve recognition. If each Tanks of Thanks nominee pays it forward, think of the positive influence that can have on every community."

    Customers and community members are encouraged to nominate friends, family and neighbors for the Tanks of Thanks program and a chance to receive free fuel in 2014.

    "We hope the Tanks of Thanks program can inspire people to take a moment each day and notice the good deeds happening all around us," Hussain said. "Everyone knows of at least one person in their life who deserves a thank you, and Tanks of Thanks is an easy way to show your appreciation."

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