Member Plants Raise Nearly $7,400 for Local Charities and Help Growth Force Grow to 18,000 Strong

WASHINGTON, DC – Growth Energy, the coalition of U.S. ethanol supporters, announced today that 28 of its Member Plants raised $7,395 for local charities of their choice through the Growth Force Now promotion.

The promotion was designed to increase membership of Growth Force, a group that believes in a cleaner, greener America through the use of biofuels, and donate funds to local charities and organizations.

For every new Growth Force member recruited, Growth Energy committed to donating one dollar to each participant’s charity of choice.

The 28 Member Plants that participated in the promotion recruited 7,395 new members for Growth Force, raising $7,395 for local charities and helping to bring total Growth Force membership to 18,000 strong.

“Our Growth Force members are made up of individuals from across the country who care that we become more energy independent, improve our national security, create jobs that can’t be outsourced, and clean the environment,” said Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis. Thanks to our Member Plants’ efforts, our Growth Force is stronger than ever before. The new members recruited through our Growth Force now promotion will help shape our nation’s economic future and our homegrown energy potential.”

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About Growth Energy
Growth Energy is a group committed to the promise of agriculture and growing America’s economy through cleaner, greener energy. Growth Energy members recognize America needs a new ethanol approach. Through smart policy reform and a proactive grassroots campaign, Growth Energy promotes reducing greenhouse gas emissions, expanding the use of ethanol in gasoline, decreasing our dependence on foreign oil, and creating American jobs at home. More information can be found at