WYOMING, Mich., Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CITGO Petroleum Corporation has named the Patient Alliance for Neuro Endocrine Immune Disorders Organization for Research and Advocacy (PANDORA Org) as one of this year's Fueling Good project winners. CITGO representatives and local CITGO Marketer American Gas and Oil joined members of the organization on Feb. 11 at a PANDORA Org self-help meeting at the Lacks Cancer Center in Grand Rapids, Mich. to present the non-profit with $5,000 in CITGO Gift Cards.
"The tremendous support we have received from CITGO has allowed us to make an even larger impact in helping those with neuro-endocrine-immune diseases (NEIDs)," said Lori Chapo-Kroger, president and CEO of PANDORA Org. "We feel honored to have been chosen as a Fueling Good winner for the second time and this year's prize will assist us in continuing our mission to raise awareness and support community members who suffer from NEIDs."
The assistance from CITGO will help PANDORA Org provide patient assistance to people who are debilitated with NEIDs. The organization will devote half of the gift cards to patients who need extra financial help traveling to and from medical appointments, while the remaining cards will benefit members of the organization who travel for home visits and educational community outreach programs.
PANDORA Org offers support to those who are battling NEIDs while raising public awareness of these disorders. Through PANDORA Org's efforts, individuals with NEIDs are able to experience fun outings and are given the financial support they need to ensure they receive quality medical treatment.
Since 2009, the CITGO Fueling Good programs have rewarded more than 220 organizations, further helping them to do good in their own communities. Visit www.FuelingGood.com for more information. For regular updates and to join the conversation, "Like" CITGO Fueling Good at www.Facebook.com/CITGOFuelingGood and view videos of past winners at www.youtube.com/CITGOFuelingGood.
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 Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A., the national oil company of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. For more information visit www.CITGO.com.