CFI raises $20,000 for children, senior citizens

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CFI recently raised $20,000 through an in-house raffle to purchase Christmas gifts for local children and senior citizens. Executive management donated prizes that were raffled to CFI employees; tickets were sold for $1, and proceeds from the fund-raiser reached $20,000.

In December, CFI employees participated in a shopping spree to purchase gifts for 100 senior citizens through the Empire District Electric Co.’s Christmas Elf Network; and for 345 children through the Salvation Army.

“Our employees raised an incredible sum of money,” says Herb Schmidt, president and chief executive officer of Joplin, Mo.-based CFI. “I’m very thankful for their commitment to help others. This is a great way to celebrate the holiday season.”