Sulphur, La. – April 25, 2013 – The CITGO Lake Charles Manufacturing Complex (LCMC) employees donated 619 pairs of prescription eye glasses to the Lions Club. The collection was hosted by the CITGO Safety Awareness Committee at LCMC from Jan. 31- April 1, 2013.

The Safety Awareness Committee at LCMC promotes safety awareness throughout all refinery departments. Established in 1992, the Safety Awareness Committee allows for friendly team competition among employees for achievement of safety goals and milestone achievements. Safety Awareness Committee Chairperson Sally Bertrand said the collection of glasses shows the compassion and generosity of LCMC employees.

“The Safety Awareness Committee feels it is not only important to promote safety amongst our peers, it is also important to serve our fellow man,” Bertrand said.

The Lions Club International recycles donated glasses, making them available for millions of people in need across the world. Founded in 1917, the Lions Clubs are best known for fighting blindness. By conducting vision screenings, equipping hospitals and clinics, distributing medicine and raising awareness of eye disease, Lions work toward their mission of providing vision for all.

CITGO understands that we operate as a privilege in the communities where we serve, not as a right. We promote and participate in a wide variety of social development programs to improve the quality of life of people. We also promote the spirit of volunteerism and encourage employees to take active roles in our communities.


Dana Keel

Government & Public Affairs Manager




CITGO, based in Houston, is a refiner, transporter and marketer of transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals and other industrial products.  The company is owned by PDV America, Inc., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A., the national oil company of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

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