CITGO Pitches in to Support Communities Impacted by Hurricane Ida
September 14, 2021 /3BL Media/ - In the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, CITGO stepped up to provide ongoing support to affected communities to help mitigate the storm's immediate impact and assist them as they work to recover and rebuild.
Specifically, CITGO made a direct donation in the amount of $50,000 to the United Way of Southwest Louisiana (UWSWLA). These funds will be directed to United Way of South Louisiana (UWSL), which serves the four parishes most impacted by Ida. The CITGO donation comes in response to the "$50K Ida Challenge" issued by UWSWLA and the City of Lake Charles.
"When hurricanes Laura and Delta hit Southwest Louisiana last year, United Way of South Louisiana provided a helping hand," said CITGO President and CEO Carlos Jordá. "And now we are proud to do our part, return the favor and meet the '$50K Ida Challenge' to assist the parishes impacted by storm."
Volunteering in the recovery is also part of the effort. TeamCITGO volunteered at UWSWLA's supply drive on September 4th and September 10th to help collect donations. Today, TeamCITGO traveled with UWSWLA to Houma, Louisiana to help distribute supplies from the donation drive and provide approximately 3,000 hot meals to community members affected by the storm, many of whom still do not have power.
Headquartered in Houston, Texas, CITGO Petroleum Corporation is a recognized leader in the refining industry with a well-known brand. CITGO operates three refineries located in Lake Charles, La.; Lemont, Ill.; and Corpus Christi, Texas, and wholly and/or jointly owns 42 terminals, six pipelines and three lubricants blending and packaging plants. With approximately 3,400 employees and a combined crude capacity of approximately 769,000 barrels-per-day (bpd), CITGO is ranked as the fifth-largest, and one of the most complex independent refiners in the United States. CITGO transports and markets transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals and other industrial products and supplies a network of approximately 4,500 locally owned and operated branded retail outlets, all located east of the Rocky Mountains. CITGO Petroleum Corporation is owned by CITGO Holding, Inc.