Murphy USA

May 03, 2011 11:43 ET

Murphy USA Fuels Homelessness Awareness

National Convenience Chain Provides One Year of Gas to Project

EL DORADO, AR--(Marketwire - May 3, 2011) - Murphy USA, in conjunction with General Motors Corporation and SOBCon, provided Mark Horvath with the means to raise awareness around the issue of American homelessness for another year, with his project.

On Friday, April 29, Horvath received a GMC Terrain to use in his travels raising awareness for the homeless across the country. Murphy USA gave him a year of gas to fuel those travels. Both items were given to Horvath during the 2011 Successful Online Business Conference (SOBCon) in Chicago, an event where some of the best minds in the Internet space gather to present models, discuss insights, and determine best practices.

Connie Burke, Communication Manager for Social Media at GMC, said, "GMC was honored to work with Murphy USA on providing Mark Horvath with his 'Mobile Office for 2011,' a GMC Terrain. Mark embodies the spirit of 'Never Say Never' and has worked tirelessly to help those who aren't in a position to help themselves. It was simply very fitting to provide a true Road Warrior with the ultimate Road Warrior vehicle. We are behind Mark Horvath and his mission all the way."

"It was just the right thing to do," said Casey Petersen, Senior Internet Business Specialist at Murphy USA. "When we got on the phone with GMC and the folks from SOBCon to discuss the opportunity, we didn't even have to think twice about it."

Horvath, who was once homeless himself, has committed his life to raising awareness for homeless people. seeks to make those invisible members of our society visible. To create that visibility, Horvath travels around the country to tell the stories of people who cannot tell their own. According to Horvath, "By keeping this dialog open, we can help a forgotten people."

Murphy USA will continue to support Horvath in his mission throughout the year by connecting him with Murphy USA fans and customers across the country. In doing so, the company hopes to not only provide material assistance to Horvath, but to also spark a conversation, both on and off-line, in every community he touches.

About Murphy USA
Murphy USA operates over 1,100 Murphy USA and Murphy Express retail gas stations in 24 states. Murphy USA is dedicated to bringing their communities the highest quality fuels at the best possible prices. Their high volume, low cost operations have become synonymous with "Low Prices" and "Friendly Service." Murphy USA has become known as one of the most forward-thinking retail brands in Social Media and Location Based Marketing. For more information, visit

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