The MFA Oil Foundation has awarded a grant to the Ozark Sheltered Industries, Inc. to assist with purchasing exterior lighting. The MFA Oil Foundation provides support to nonprofit organizations that are working to improve communities where MFA Oil has a significant concentration of members and employees. Since it was established in 1998, the MFA Oil Foundation has awarded more than one million dollars in grants.
MFA Oil Senior Director of Employee Engagement and Culture Tom May described the MFA Oil Foundation as “a program that allows our company to give support back to the rural communities that are the foundation of our business. The grants the Foundation awards help support many youth programs and organizations active in addressing and solving community problems and improving the quality of life.”
MFA Oil Company, formed in 1929, is a farmer-owned cooperative with more than 40,000 members. MFA Oil is the eighth largest propane retailer in the United States. The company supplies fuels, lubricants and propane to customers in Missouri, Arkansas, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Oklahoma, and Tennessee. Through a subsidiary, MFA Oil operates Break Time convenience stores in Missouri and Big O Tires franchises in Arkansas and Missouri. For more information about MFA Oil, visit www.mfaoil.com.
Ozark Sheltered Industries, Inc. (OSI) in Pomona, Mo. is a private not-for-profit Sheltered Workshop Corporation whose sole purpose is the employment of persons with disabilities. Sheltered Workshops in Missouri are certified under the Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education. Work activities at OSI consist of parts assembly, packaging, complex kit assembly, component testing and parts inspection.