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), 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, La.
“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 Sept. 4, and Sept. 10, to help collect donations. This week, TeamCITGO traveled with UWSWLA to Houma, La., 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, CITGO Petroleum Corp. operates two refineries in the affected Gulf of Mexico region – Lake Charles, La. and Corpus Christi, Texas – and another in Lemont, Ill. With approximately 3,400 employees, 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.