Orlando, Fla. – April 2, 2013 – Bishop Grady Villas, a residential and employment services provider for individuals with disabilities, is proud to recognize the local businesses that have made an impact in the lives of their residents and clients. Over the past several years, the organization has had the privilege of partnering with dozens of local employers that have offered adults with disabilities invaluable employment opportunities to share their talents and achieve their goals.
“Robert Halliburton and Lorene Schalow have been a part of the Perfect Petroleum team for several months. They enjoy coming to work and our customers love seeing them, but above all, we like having them as a part of the Perfect Petroleum team,” said Ashish Kapadia, president of Perfect Petroleum, an Orlando-based CITGO Marketer. “My son has some disabilities, and so I know first-hand how much people like Robert and Lori can offer not just by the actual work they do, but with the inspiration they bring by their mere presence, smiles and laughter. We consider ourselves fortunate to be able to work with them. There are still so many individuals in our community that want the chance to make their own mark, and I hope that more local businesses will open themselves up to this incredible opportunity.”
Bishop Grady Villas’ mission is to support persons with disabilities so they can use their gifts to achieve greater independence and physical and emotional well-being. “We are incredibly grateful to all of the businesses who have chosen to hire one or more of our residents,” said Desiree Robles, employment programs manager at Bishop Grady Villas. “It is truly amazing to see the transformation that these opportunities have on our residents’ confidence, happiness and overall quality of life. It is also a joy to hear how much our corporate partners feel they receive in return when they are able to work with these individuals first-hand as they discover and share their many talents.”
In 2012, Bishop Grady Villas Employment Services helped 116 men and women become permanently employed in Central Florida with the support of corporate partners like Perfect Petroleum and many more. In addition, Bishop Grady Villas provided full-time residential support to 48 individuals through its residential programs.
Its partnership with Bishop Grady Villas is one of many ways Perfect Petroleum helps people with disabilities in the local community. The company also has a history of supporting the Muscular Dystrophy Association, The Smile Train, Agency for Persons with Disabilities and many more. To learn more about Perfect Petroleum, visit http://www.perfectpetroleum.com/index.php.
To learn more about Bishop Grady Villas, the services it provides and how to get involved, visit www.bishopgradyvillas.org.
CITGO is committed to giving back to the local communities it serves through its network of CITGO branded locations. CITGO Marketers and Retailers in Florida, such as Perfect Petroleum, own and operate more than 600 CITGO locations and are proud to support their local organizations, like Bishop Grady Villas.
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.