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Cenex is giving away free gas cards through their Tanks of Thanks program. Anyone can be nominated for any act of kindness – big or small.
Cenex is giving away free gas cards through their Tanks of Thanks program. Anyone can be nominated for any act of kindness – big or small.

Give "Tanks" to Your Community Do-Gooder

Feb 14, 2012

It seems to be the season for giving. Girl Scouts are trudging through snow packed sidewalks to sell cookies, school clubs are peddling magazine subscriptions and city halls are hosting dances for volunteer firefighters, new senior centers and some just to pay the heating bill.

In my small town, I’m seeing even more. Neighbors racing to scoop each other’s driveways. Dads spending entire weekends coaching youth basketball tournaments. The list goes on and on.

Cenex stations across the Midwest are recognizing those volunteers through their Tanks of Thanks program. Nominate your community do-gooder at and they’ll be placed in a drawing for a $50 gas card. A dozen gift cards are given out each month.

In addition to the monthly drawing, each Cenex dealer or retailer can also give away gift cards to 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.

That’s a lot of free trips to the gas pump.


07:52 pm - Tue, February 14 2012
Bernie Hunhoff said:
Clark just lost one of its community do-gooders. He was H.T. Desnoyers. His family ran the hardware store there for more than 100 years, and H.T. was everybody's friend and helper.

He gave gold-plated coins to all the kids, knew everybody, helped everybody, befriended all the Hutterites who came to town.

I suspect that every town has an H.T. Desnoyers (who died on Monday). Good for Cenex for helping to find and honor them.
09:23 am - Wed, February 15 2012
Joy Langley Wolff said:
Although I have not spoken ot seen Mary Jo Gimbel in a few yrs, she was a co-worker of my'n in Tyndall . She has a heart of gold and always willing to help.
After leaving the SD , I still think of her and wish her the best.
03:28 pm - Wed, February 15 2012
Lisa Wells said:
Judy Jones has been a dedicated volunteer in the Rapid City area for well over 10 years. She has helped tirelessly with many projects including Coats for Kids, helping families who have experienced fires, illness, joblessness, emergency care backpacks for children in police cars as well as Back Packs for Kids (food for kids to take home over the weekend), elderly and disabled care packages...the list goes on and on with similiar projects over the years. Along with that, she has volunteered at the YMCA, giving of her time and energy every week for 9 years, encourating others to seek a healthy lifestyle. It should be said that Judy is not only a mother, but a grandmother - AND great grandmother who has been a hero in showing the disabled that they are able to contribute so much to their community and really make a difference!

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