HOUSTON and WYOMING, Mich., Feb. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CITGO Petroleum Corporation and local Marketer American Gas & Oil have recognized CFS Solutions of West Michigan as one of the latest Fueling Good winners. The Michigan nonprofit will receive $5,000 in CITGO Gift Cards to carry out its mission of improving the quality of life and caliber of care for people with neuro-endocrine-immune diseases. The award will help CFS Solutions provide transportation for patients traveling to and from treatment, volunteers going to and from homes and hospitals and transportation for anyone participating in the CFS empowerment meetings.
"The isolation and limitations of a debilitating chronic illness are challenges to keeping a life of purpose and joy. With the help of the CITGO Fueling Good program, we can extend our education and support programs so that patients can do more than survive; they can thrive," said Lori Chapo-Kroger, president of CFS Solutions. "As a Michigan registered nurse and someone with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, I can't overstate the impact that this donation will make on our operations. In today's economy, running a small nonprofit is very difficult, and we are so grateful to CITGO and American Gas & Oil for this generous donation."
Since it was founded in 1988, CFS Solutions has worked with the community to assist individuals with neuro-endocrine-immune disease through offering support, education and resources for patients, families and healthcare providers.
"As a resident of West Michigan, I jumped at the opportunity to join CITGO in recognizing CFS Solutions and all of the wonderful work it does for men and women throughout the region," said Jason Berris, vice president at American Gas & Oil. "I'm so impressed by the hard work of Lori Chapo-Kroger and all of the folks at CFS Solutions, and I'm so grateful to CITGO for inviting me to be a part of this incredible gift."
Over the past four years, CITGO has donated more than a million miles of good to more than 200 local heroes and non-profit organizations through its Fueling Good program. In the latest campaign, an all-time record of more than 300,000 votes were cast to determine the 12 winning 501(c)(3) organizations. To learn more about the Fueling Good program and past program recipients, visit www.fuelinggood.com.
CITGO, based in Houston, is a refiner, transporter and marketer of transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals and other industrial products. The company is owned by PDV America, Inc., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A., the national oil company of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
For more information visit www.CITGO.com.
SOURCE CITGO Petroleum Corporation