Marathon Petroleum Corporation’s Gallup Refinery Leadership Team members volunteered at the Quilts of Valor veterans’ program in Gallup, N.M.
The program provides quilts to 10 service members each year. The team served refreshments and thanked veterans in attendance by presenting each of them with an’ MPC Veteran’s Challenge’ coin and baseball cap.
“I was truly struck by the beauty of these homemade quilts,” said Dave Pruner, environmental health and safety manager. “Being a veteran, it was emotional to experience these veterans, with their families in the audience, receive these spectacular offers of appreciation. The quilt maker spends many months custom making the quilt and then presents it in the ceremony by wrapping it around the veteran.”
“I did not expect the level of impact that these quilts and the ceremony would have on the veterans and their families,” he added. “To see the pride and appreciation on all of their faces was priceless. I cannot wait until next year.”
The grandfather-in-law of Sergio Zarate-Resendiz, building grounds support, was one of 10 who received a quilt. Zarate-Resendiz and his wife’s family were at the event to watch the presentation.
“It felt great to see the refinery supporting our local veterans,” said Zarate-Resendiz. “I was proud to witness the ceremony that honored my family member and other veterans.”
Marathon Petroleum Corporation is an integrated, downstream energy company headquartered in Findlay, Ohio. The company operates the nation’s largest refining system with more than 3 million barrels per day of crude oil capacity across 16 refineries.
Marathon Petroleum’s marketing system includes branded locations across the United States, including Marathon branded outlets. Speedway LLC, a Marathon Petroleum subsidiary, owns and operates retail convenience stores across the United States. MPC also owns the general partner and majority limited partner interest in MPLX LP, a midstream company which owns and operates gathering, processing, and fractionation assets, as well as crude oil and light product transportation and logistics infrastructure.