CITGO RECOGNIZES HEAR US FOR FUELING GOOD
Dec 19, 2011
Naperville, Ill. – Dec. 19 , 2011 – Doing good in local communities is a core value woven throughout CITGO Petroleum Corporation and one that is uniquely demonstrated through its Fueling Good Program. Now in its third year, Fueling Good recognizes and rewards local heroes within their communities for the good works they do, from caring for the needy to providing food for the hungry to assisting kids who need dental care.
As part of its fall program, CITGO is awarding HEAR US Inc. with $5,000 in CITGO Gift Cards to help extend its Ripple of Good and the impact of its work in giving a voice to the homeless youth in America.
“Shining a light on issues facing homeless families and children is a primary focus for our organization. However, it takes a lot of resources to keep our team on the road as we work to get homeless kids into school and to encourage efforts to get them off the streets,” said Diane Nilan, president of HEAR US. “With the CITGO Fueling Good prize, we’ll be able to visit more communities and increase awareness about the pressing issues of poverty and homelessness among today’s children and youth. We are sincerely thankful to CITGO.”
Founded in July of 2005, HEAR US is a non-profit focused on raising awareness and sensitivity to the issues facing homeless families and youth. Last year, the charity spent more than 10 months on the road, working with homeless youth and helping educators and communities across the country understand more about the challenges of the homeless. Through the creation and production of documentaries, speeches and other materials, HEAR US works to expose the challenges and daily struggles facing homeless families and youth to the larger public.
HEAR US is one of 12 CITGO fall Fueling Good winners determined from more than 1,500 charities through a nationwide online vote. More than 100,000 votes were cast to determine the latest winners. The principles of Fueling Good can be seen in all aspects of the CITGO brand.
Winter 2011 Fueling Good program registration opened on Dec. 1, 2011, and ends on Jan. 11, 2012, for all 501(c) (3) non-profit organizations within the CITGO marketing area. Online public voting runs from Jan. 12 to Feb. 9 to determine the next 12 winning charities, who will each receive $5,000 in CITGO Gift Cards to spread their own Ripple of Good.
To enter your charity for a chance to win up to $5,000 in CITGO Gift Cards, and to learn how CITGO and local organizations are making a difference, visit www.FuelingGood.com. For regular updates and to join the conversation, “Like” CITGO Fueling Good at www.Facebook.com/CITGOFuelingGood and view videos of past winners at www.youtube.com/CITGOFuelingGood.
CITGO, based in Houston, is a refiner, transporter and marketer of transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals and other industrial products. The company is owned by PDV America, 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 www.CITGO.com."