Every day AmeriGas locations across the nation host and participate in drives and events to support their local communities. July begins our #SummerofService to highlight these events our offices participated in this year.
At 5 years old Noah Sherburn is fighting the fight of his life. Thanks to a great team at AmeriGas in Sherburn’s home town of Billings, Mont., he can keep up the fight with support of his community.
Noah Sherburn was diagnosed with cancer in his kidneys. Noah has four other siblings and is the youngest child in the Sherburn family. Noah has received chemotherapy in Salt Lake City for the past several months but was able to come home to his family in Billings for the weekend.
“Noah has drawn us all together because he has faith and he is a fighter,” said Katie Seibel, Manager of AmeriGas Billings, MT.
On the Friday before Memorial Day the AmeriGas crew in Billings fired up their grills and watched as cars steadily arrived to support Noah. An estimated 250 people came to the event over the holiday weekend. Supporters donated to the Sherburn family in exchange for free propane from AmeriGas and a hot dog or hamburger, grilled by AmeriGas Area Director Martin Mingay.
“What was really special was our AD Martin Mingay brought an AmeriGas cape for Noah,” said Seibel. “Noah loved it!”
Propane Pete and Sniffy the dog also made an appearance for all to enjoy.By donating all the propane off the dock that day, AmeriGas raised a little over $3200 for the Sherburn family and an additional donation of $200 was made by a local RV company on Tuesday following the event.
“I’m very lucky for the staff that I have,” said Seibel. “Every single one of our employees devotes their time to the community because it makes us feel good; it makes the community feel good.”
Seibel said she grew up doing community service in school, which is why it now seems like second nature. This is the second large event the district has done for a local family.
It was a memorable day for the whole AmeriGas team and the Sherburn family. Thank you to all who came out to support in Billings!