A group that lends its support to ethanol producers is also backing the men and women and their families who have served and continue to serve this country through the military. Growth Energy and the Armed Forces Foundation have joined in the “Fueling our Forces” campaign, a charity contest between Growth Energy members to raise the most money possible by September 1, 2013.
“We are excited to be partnering with Growth Energy this year to raise funds for the Armed Forces Foundation,” said Patricia Driscoll, Armed Forces Foundation President. “With 95 percent of every dollar raised going directly to support service members and their families, the Armed Forces Foundation is proud to have a strong ally in Growth Energy. We continue to work to raise awareness of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and the tragic suicide epidemic in the military through the Help Save Our Troops campaign and these funds will help in this uphill battle our nation faces.”
“Partnering with the Armed Forces Foundation is a great opportunity for Growth Energy and our members,” said Tom Buis, CEO of Growth Energy. “The spirit of the Fueling our Forces campaign—supporting our troops, veterans and their families—is a pillar of what we stand for as an organization and as an industry. Our members are honored to support the brave men and women, and their families, who sacrifice so much for our country and our safety.
The program is already off to a good start as Growth Energy members raised more than $71,000 for the Armed Forces Foundation during last month’s Growth Energy Executive Leadership Conference in Las Vegas.