Columbus Resident Rewarded With Free Fuel From Cenex

ST. PAUL, Minn. (May 5, 2016) – Sarah Ehlers of Columbus, Nebraska, has received a special thank you for paying it forward in her community. Ehlers was selected to receive free fuel from Tanks of Thanks®, a program that recognizes people who go the extra mile for others.
Recently, Ehlers was presented with a $50 Tanks of Thanks gift card, which is redeemable at any Cenex® location, for inspiring others in her hometown. Ehlers donates her time as a volunteer at the local preschool, drives her friend’s children to various activities and organizes a group for mothers in the community.
The Tanks of Thanks program from CHS and Cenex retailers encourages people to nominate neighbors, family and friends for free fuel as a way to thank them for doing good deeds, both large and small. Each month, more than $5,000 in free fuel is given away through the Tanks of Thanks program.
“Tanks of Thanks does more than give away free fuel. It empowers people to continue doing good things for their communities,” explains Akhtar Hussain, CHS refined fuels brand marketing manager. “Our Cenex retailers are proud of the communities they serve and the people who make those communities so special.”
According to Hussain, nominating someone for Tanks of Thanks is easy, and anyone can nominate or be nominated for any act of kindness. “Congratulations to Sarah Ehlers, and thank you for your contributions to your community,” he says.
To make a nomination, visit and briefly describe why someone deserves a Tank of Thanks.
About Tanks of Thanks
The Cenex Tanks of Thanks program, offered by CHS energy, encourages people to nominate others for free fuel as a way to recognize and reward their contributions to the community. Each month, 100 nominees are drawn at random to receive a Tanks of Thanks gift card worth $50 redeemable at any Cenex-branded retail location. In addition to the monthly drawing, Cenex retailers can also give away Tanks of Thanks gift cards to reward individuals they see doing good in their local communities. Since the program started in 2012, Tanks of Thanks has recognized more than 17,000 people and given away more than $500,000 in free fuel. Visit to make a nomination and read stories from communities across the country.