Minnoco fuel retailers in Minnesota raised $13,000 for Hope Chest for Breast Cancer through a six-week “Fueling the Fight Against Breast Cancer” campaign. For every gallon of unleaded plus gasoline (a blend containing 15 percent ethanol) sold, Minnoco stores, with support from an organization called Prime the Pump, donated $0.02 to Hope Chest for Breast Cancer.
Prime the Pump is a nonprofit effort to help build infrastructure that would enable fuel retailers to offer E15 and other ethanol blends, including help with equipment purchases.
The Hope Chest for Breast Cancer business founded by Barbara Hensley in 2001 as a combination foundation/upscale resale shop generates income to support charitable programs that aid breast cancer patients in the Twin Cities and Rochester, Minnesota, areas. The Hope Chest uses its built-in revenue stream business model to fund quick access to help for the most urgent needs of breast cancer patients.
Hensley said, “The Hope Chest is honored to partner with the Minnoco gas retailers. It is organizations like Minnoco that help us keep breast cancer patients in their homes and in treatment.”
During the six-week “Fueling the Fight against Breast Cancer” campaign, Minnoco retailers raised more than $4,000 for a Lino Lakes, Minnesota, single mother of two fighting breast cancer. The money helped her with trips to the Mayo Clinic and other financial burdens.
Minnoco also collected more than 250 toys, $200 in cash and several iTunes and other gift cards for Toys for Tots.
Minnoco (Minnesota Independent Oil Co.) is a brand of gasoline developed for members of the Minnesota Service Station & Convenience Store Association. Its purpose is to allow its members the opportunity to own and control their own brand of fuel while offering alternative renewable fuels such as diesel, E85, E30, E15, 87, 89 and 91 octane fuels.