FORT KENT, Maine, April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- From mid-February to mid-March every year, Daigle Oil Company's DOC's Place CITGO service stations and dealers in Northern and Central Maine rally employees, friends and customers to support the company's annual shamrock campaign to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). This year, Daigle Oil DOC's Place locations and dealers sold $1 and $5 paper shamrock mobiles and transformed windows, walls and doors to match the St. Patrick's Day theme. The money raised allowed the company to make a record-breaking donation to the local MDA chapter.
"We've been able to grow our donation to MDA with each passing year, thanks to the dedication of our DOC's Place CITGO staff. The generosity of our customers to help expand MDA programs in the area is astounding," said Daigle Oil Company brand manager Sonya Dechene LeBoeuf. "We more than doubled our MDA fundraising figures this year! I want to acknowledge DOC's Place CITGO managers, attendants and our loyal customers who made this incredible accomplishment possible."
Seven DOC's Place CITGO stations and three Daigle Oil CITGO dealers participated in the 2014 MDA shamrock promotion. After the final fundraising tally for this year's campaign, the DOC's Place CITGO station in Fort Kent stood out among the crowd. Last year, participating locations raised approximately $2,000 for MDA. DOC's Place CITGO – Fort Kent reached that mark on its own in the 2014 MDA shamrock campaign. Cumulatively, the seven Daigle Oil CITGO locations and three dealers raised nearly $4,500 for MDA this spring.
"CITGO not only provides our customers with better fuel options, but also helps us connect with our community. We're glad to support MDA programs benefiting families in Maine any way that we can," added Pat Nadeau, manager of DOC's Place CITGO – Fort Kent.
Founded in 1955 in Fort Kent, Maine, Daigle Oil Company has become a leading energy provider with a loyal customer base, building on the vision started by its founder, Guy Daigle nearly sixty years ago. Daigle Oil owns and operates eight motor fuel locations, including seven CITGO locations. In addition, the company provides residents and businesses in Northern and Central Maine with a range of products and services including installing and servicing heating and cooling systems, selling alternative heating options and delivering oil, kerosene, propane, bulk pellets, gasoline and diesel.
CITGO is committed to giving back to the local communities it serves through its network of locally owned CITGO locations. Independent CITGO Marketers, such as Daigle Oil Company, own and operate nearly 150 CITGO locations in Maine and are proud to support their neighborhoods and local organizations like MDA.
As MDA's largest corporate sponsor, CITGO has raised more than $160 million since 1986 to help provide health care services for MDA families nationwide, and to rally local communities to raise awareness and help find treatments and cures for neuromuscular disease.
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.