Sulphur, La. – Feb. 011, 2013 –CITGO Lake Charles Manufacturing Complex (LCMC) employees offered their support to the Southwest Louisiana (SWLA) community during the holidays, donating more than $5,000.
CITGO employees prove their commitment to the SWLA community every year by giving, especially during the holiday season. Because of employees’ donations, the residents at Boys Village received a total of $1,715 in gift-cards as Christmas presents. CITGO also provided a Christmas party for the children, which included a meal and fun games.
CITGO employees collected money for Boys Village and part of the gift-card funds were donated by the CITGO Lab employees, who raised a grand total of $2,400 to divide between Boys Village, CITGO Partner in Education E.K. Key Elementary School and Oasis (Formerly the Women’s Shelter). CITGO Lab employees raised these proceeds by selling lunches at the Lab throughout the year. The Lab employees have sold lunches at the Lab for the purpose of raising money for local charities since 2001.
CITGO Vice President and General Manager LCMC Tomeu Vadell said CITGO employees and contractors continue to set the bar for excellence in Southwest Louisiana.
“I am very proud of the outstanding people who work for CITGO. Their generosity and compassion for our community is commendable. They always go above and beyond the call of duty,” Vadell said.
Since 1990, the CITGO LCMC Maintenance, Inspection and Reliability Department Supervisors have supplied Christmas presents. This Christmas, they adopted three families through Calcasieu Community Services and collected $1,650. The proceeds were used to purchase gift cards for the families, which included 11 children.
The CITGO Contractor Safety Association (CSA) also collected money for Oasis in December. CITGO CSA President Tommy Caesar, Aquilex HydroChem, said it was an excellent opportunity for the CSA to give back to the community. Oasis Director Kathy Williams said the money will go to support the basic needs at the women’s shelter. The CITGO CSA includes 37 contract company members and 1,600 individual contractors. The CSA raised a total of $458 for Oasis.
In November, CITGO employees also collected coats for the victims of Hurricane Sandy and delivered them to the Northeast, where they were distributed.
At CITGO, we understand 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 locally and nationally. We also promote the spirit of volunteerism and encourage employees to take active roles in our communities. It is the generous spirit of our employees that truly benefits the communities we live and work in.
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. For more information visit www.CITGO.com.
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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.
For more information visit www.citgo.com.