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General Distributing Celebrates 75 Years In 2023

General Distributing Company, a fourth-generation, family-owned business, will celebrate its 75th Anniversary this year. A wholesale distributor of gas, equipment, and supplies, GENDCO has served their customers and communities since 1948. This milestone marks a history of humble beginnings for a company that has grown tremendously over the last 75 years and has locations in Great Falls, Helena, Butte, Bozeman, Billings, and Glendive.

General Distributing plans to commemorate its 75th Anniversary with its Service and Support campaign. Throughout the year, General Distributing aims to donate to local, non-profit organizations that share the company’s mission and core value of empowering and helping people succeed and grow. Each month one organization will be chosen from each community where they are located.

In addition to the Service and Support campaign, General Distributing will hold open houses in September at all of their locations to celebrate and thank their loyal customers.

General Distributing Co. Celebrating 75 Years

Monthly Local Organization Donation Recipients

January 2023, Helena: Florence Crittenton Family Services
Florence Crittenton in Helena is an organization that has worked with young families for over a century. Once a “home for unwed mothers,” Florence Crittenton Family Services has adapted into a trauma-responsive, relationship-based organization that provides family-centered support during critical times. Through a comprehensive continuum of services, their programs include mental health services, substance use recovery, parenting education, childcare and preschool, and access to community support.

Florence Crittenton has been chosen as our first recipient because of its mission to “engage and empower children, young adults, and young families to thrive and build productive lives.” Strong families are the core and fabric of healthy communities and productive society. We all benefit from a culture that promotes, defends, and empowers family life.

The donation will be directed to Project Sunshine. This $7.5 million campaign’s goal is to create a campus where all the services for the families will be in one, integrated space. The new campus will allow the organization to better care for and serve more families in their time of need.

To find out how you can support as well visit For more information on Florence Crittenton’s capital campaign to raise funds for the renovation of our new campus please visit


February 2023, Billings: Carey It Forward
Carey it Forwards primary goal is to provide assistance to families in need when children are stuck with unfortunate and untimely medical bills or visits. The overall care and comfort of children in Billings is the main focus of this amazing foundation. Although this is a newer foundation they also plan to have several community events in the near future and will need additional support as well as other donations from community leaders.

If you are in need of assistance, reach out to [email protected]


March 2023, Bozeman: McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Program
The purpose of McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Program, through the Bozeman Public Schools, is to “ensure that each child of a homeless individual and each homeless youth has equal access to the same free, appropriate public education”.

To find out how you can support as well visit McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Program.

April 2023, Glendive: Dawson County Domestic Violence Program

This program provides support to those impacted by domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking. For more information on this organization give them a call at 406-377-6477 and learn how you may be able to help. For those experiencing any potential domestic violence issues call their 24 hour crisis line 406-989-1318

May 2023, Butte: Action Inc

Action Inc. exists to help people address practical issues and the stress felt during personal crises. Our ultimate goal is to ensure no one faces hardships alone. To learn more about this amazing organization and how you can help go to Action Inc.

June 2023, Great Falls: Great Falls Community Food Bank

The BACKPACKS4KIDS program started in 2010 and serviced the 4 most impoverished schools in the district. Over the past 13 years this program has grown to now covering all 15 schools in Great Falls and serves grades K through 6, handing out approximately 950 packs a week.

Our community is very fortunate to have such a great organization helping fight childhood hunger. To learn more about how you or your company may help, please go to Great Falls Food Bank.