Valero Energy Foundation Donates Truck to The Salvation Army of Galveston County Valero fills local need to increase effectiveness of The Salvation Army – Dedication of Truck to include Valero employee clothing drive
What: Valero employees and friends of The Salvation Army will gather to dedicate a brand-new box truck donated by Valero Energy Foundation for transportation needs of The Salvation Army.
Why: The truck is needed to increase The Salvation Army’s effectiveness in collecting donations of clothing and household goods for resale at their Family Store located at 601 51st Street in Galveston. Donations to the Family Store provide revenue for services provided by The Salvation Army to the community.
Where: The parking lot of the Valero Texas City Refinery Administration Building, located at 1301 Loop 197 South, Texas City, Texas 77590. In case of rain, event will be moved inside to room 140.
When: Friday, Dec. 6, at 9 a.m.
More: Employees of the Valero Texas City Refinery are holding a clothing drive to “fill the truck” before the dedication on Friday.
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About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 139 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food to the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disable, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those service in 5,000 communities nationwide.
About Valero in the Community
Valero Energy Corporation, through its subsidiaries (collectively, “Valero”), and the Valero Energy Foundation are committed to improving the quality of life in communities where Valero has major operations. For a sixth consecutive time, Valero was named to The Civic 50 list by Points of Light as one of America’s most community-minded companies – the top energy company on the list. Annually, Valero, its employees and the foundation collectively generate more than $55 million in charitable support for worthy charities through direct donations or fundraising. Additionally, Valero employees log more than 150,000 volunteer hours each year for hundreds of projects in their communities. The foundation provides funding to a variety of nonprofit agencies for programs and services supporting education, basic human needs, health care and civic projects. Through the overwhelming support of sponsors, the foundation’s signature programs, the Valero Texas Open and Benefit for Children, generated more than $15 million in net proceeds in 2019 for charities across the United States.