CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Nov. 11, 2015 – A local family now has a new roof over their heads thanks to volunteers from CITGO Petroleum Corporation who recently joined with Habitat for Humanity - Corpus Christi to build the home.

For the past three years, employees of the CITGO Corpus Christi Refinery, which celebrates its 80th year of operations this year, have built houses for deserving families through Habitat for Humanity - Corpus Christi. Under its guidance, the Corpus Christi Refinery’s CITGO Cares Team gathers to build homes for neighbors in need at least four times a year.

“Habitat for Humanity is committed to providing decent, safe and affordable places to live,” said Habitat for Humanity - Corpus Christi Executive Director Barb Sweeney. “With the support of organizations like CITGO, we’ve been able to reach new milestones, like starting construction on our 50th home in Corpus Christi, and bring even more people together to build homes, communities, and hope.”

“Community involvement and social investment are of the utmost importance to CITGO, which has been operating in Corpus Christi for the last 80 years,” said CITGO Corpus Christi Refinery Vice President & General Manager Art Klein. “Providing homes to people in the very community in which we live and work is one of the most rewarding ways the CITGO Corpus Christi Refinery gives back.”

Support for Habitat for Humanity is just one of the many ways that CITGO has demonstrated its deep and abiding concern for the health and well-being of all people. CITGO is a significant contributor to community programs and initiatives throughout Corpus Christi. In 2014, CITGO employees in Corpus Christi volunteered more than 2,940 hours of their personal time to local and national charities.

About CITGO Corpus Christi Refinery
The CITGO Corpus Christi Refinery provides more than 1,000 jobs locally, while generating more than $345 million per year in support of the local economy through salaries, services and taxes. In addition to producing high-quality fuels for its network of nearly 6,000 independently owned and operated CITGO branded stations across the country, Corpus Christi refinery employees make a major positive impact on the community. Over the last five years, CITGO and its employees have provided almost 13,000 volunteer hours and nearly $6 million in support of community organizations such as United Way, Charlie's Place, Muscular Dystrophy Association, The Miracle League, Catholic Charities, the Special Olympics and a variety of environmental and preservation initiatives, such as the revitalization of the Gateway to Corpus Christi, Hans and Pat Suter Park and Adopt-A-Beach Clean Up. For more information on the CITGO Corpus Christi Refinery, visit

CITGO, based in Houston, is a refiner, transporter and marketer of transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals and other industrial products. The company is owned by CITGO Holding, 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

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