Salina, KS

Now: 58 °

Currently: Clear

Hi: 73 ° | Lo: 57 °

Abilene Woman Rewarded For Kindness

KSAL StaffNovember 7, 2013

An Abilene woman has received a special thank you for her contribution to the community. Kristine Fleming was selected to receive free fuel from Tanks of Thanks, a program that rewards people who do good deeds to help make their community just a little bit better.

The Tanks of Thanks program from Cenex encourages people to nominate friends, family and neighbors for free fuel as a way to say thank you for doing good in the community. Each month, 100 nominees are randomly selected to receive free fuel from the Tanks of Thanks program.

Fleming was nominated for bringing joy to patients at a cancer clinic and a nursing home through music and lunch outings with patients and residents. Recently, she was selected to receive a $50 Tanks of Thanks gift card redeemable at any Cenex location. Here is here nomination:

“Kris is recovering from breast surgery. Her joy, enthusiasm, comforting words. positive outlook bring inspiration to the patients in the waiting room of the cancer clinic. She even plays the piano there. She also plays the piano and a harp at the nursing home where her husband is living. She drives elderly neighbors to the store or takes them to lunch so they don’t feel so alone. I call her Bubbles because she is so effervescent.”

“There are people doing good things in every local community, and these acts of kindness do not go unnoticed or unappreciated,” explains Akhtar Hussain, CHS refined fuels brand marketing manager. “Congratulations to Kristine Fleming, and thank you for your contribution to the community.”

According to Hussain, Tanks of Thanks is a multiyear program, so there is still plenty of time for others to nominate someone they know for free fuel. “Nominating someone for Tanks of Thanks is easy, and anyone can nominate or be nominated for any act of kindness – big or small.”

To make a nomination, visit and briefly describe why someone deserves a Tank of Thanks.

Copyright © Meridian Media, 2021. All Rights Reserved. No part of this story may be reproduced without Meridian Media’s express consent.



A Love of Store and Community

November 3, 2017 11:19 am

Friday United Way Community Volunteer Event

November 2, 2017 10:17 am




Air Tour Landing in Salin...
September 21, 2021Comments
Area School is National B...
September 21, 2021Comments
Bringing Music to Life
September 21, 2021Comments
Truck and Trailer Stolen
September 21, 2021Comments


Read all tweets