November 28, 2020

Giving Back: Tanks of Thanks Celebrates Good Deeds

There are lots of people who go above and beyond to serve our local communities. It’s about time they get a little something back.

“That’s what Tanks of Thanks is all about,” said Chad Besch, MaxYield Cooperative’s energy team leader. “It’s a way to say thank you to people who are doing a lot of good and don’t do it for the glory.”

A number of people throughout MaxYield’s trade territory have been selected to receive a $50 Cenex® gift card that can be used to buy any item of their choice, including fuel, at Cenex stores. MaxYield is proud to partner with Cenex, which funds this unique reward program.

“Our communities are filled with teachers, librarians, fire chiefs, food pantry volunteers, mayors, and many others who devote an amazing amount of time to serve others,” Besch said. “Many also donate money out of their own pocket to support programs that benefit the community. Tanks of Thanks honors these folks who go above and beyond the call of duty.”

Since the program started in 2012, Tanks of Thanks has recognized more than 14,000 people and given away more than $400,000 in free merchandise. Giving back to the community is important to Cenex and MaxYield, which owns and operates Cenex stores in West Bend, Whittemore, and Fostoria.

“Cenex stores are your hometown convenience stores,” said Besch, who added that Cenex offers home-grown biofuels.

Nominate someone you know
While MaxYield nominates Tanks of Thanks recipients, you can too. If you have friends, family, or neighbors who are doing good in the community, visit, and briefly describe why they deserve a Tank of Thanks. The process is easy, and anyone can be nominated for any act of kindness—big or small.

Local Tanks of Thanks Winners
Algona area
Chuck Bell
Mary Hannover
Erby Shipler
Linda Vaught

Britt area
Jerry Christensen
Allan Doughan
Chet Eisenman
Don & Kay Kopacek
Bev Nelson
Paul Smith

Emmetsburg area
Howard Argabright
Sheryl Darling
Myrna Heddinger
Jeff Morey
Dick Zwart

Fostoria area
Sandy Alexander
Cecilia Barber
Kris Johnson
Florence Kramer
Brian Peck
Jerry Peterson
Mary Smith

West Bend area
Diane Dahlhauser
Craig Olson
Protein Resources
Darla Winklehorst
Loren Winklehorst
Doug Wirtz

Whittemore area
Eric Goodman
Sandy Long
Bob Meyer
Joy Metzger
Gary Person
James Zinnel

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