The Citizen Potawatomi Nation was honored with the Business Partner of the Year award from Salvation Army Shawnee for the year 2012. The award was presented to CPN at the annual volunteer appreciation luncheon.

“When I first came here I was blown away by the involvement of CPN,” said LT. Phillip Canning, Salvation Army Shawnee. “They are involved in numerous ways, either by volunteering or donating items and even donating funds. We couldn’t do what we do without their support and we thank them for that.”

FireLake Discount Foods volunteers to serve meals and prepares meals for about 80 people each month. They also help with the annual spaghetti dinner and volunteer for the Christmas distribution.

“We are proud to help our community and organizations like the Salvation Army,” said Citizen Potawatomi Nation Vice-Chairman Linda Capps. “We hope that our contributions will help build a better community in Shawnee and we are thankful for the opportunity to serve. We look forward to continuing this relationship as the years go on.”

CPN contributed more than $1.7 million to local non-profits in Pottawatomie County, provided $203,495 to Oklahoma schools and made $21.3 million in tax payments and payments in lieu of taxes in 2012.