Human Resource Manager at Valero Three Rivers Refinery, Ann Janson said, “The employees at the Valero Three Rivers Refinery consistently come together to assist the community. We started our Olympic-themed campaign on Aug. 4 and were ‘Going for Gold’ to pledge at least $185,000. I’m happy to say that before Michael Phleps even won his eighth gold medal in Beijing, our employee had already won the gold for Three Rivers! This accomplishment is a true testament of the spirit and participation of our employees. We are proud that Valero Three Rivers Refinery employees have shown, once again, their commitment to our community.”
John Davis, Resource Development Coordinator of United Way of the Coastal Bend (UWCB) said, “The Valero Three Rivers Refinery continues to operate as the heartbeat of United Way activities in Live Oak County. The year’s United Way Campaign, culminating in an impressive community BBQ luncheon, was once again a huge success, surpassing their goal to garner over $200,000 in employee pledges.”
United Way of the Coastal Bend currently funds the following 23 programs:
Big Brothers Big Sister of South Texas, Boy Scouts of America, South Texas Council, Boy Scouts of America, South Texas Council
Boys & Girls Club of Live Oak County, Family Counseling Services - Therapy and Crime Victim Services, Girl Scouts of Greater South Texas, American Red Cross - Emergency Preparedness & Response, Catholic Charities, Live Oak County Child Welfare Board, Live Oak Outreach
Metro Ministries, Salvation Army Service Unit-George West, Women’s Shelter of South Texas, American Cancer Society-Patient Services, American Red Cross-Community Training and Safety, Charlie’s Place - Coastal Bend Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation, Council on Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Driscoll Children’s Hospital-Outpatient Rehabilitation, Metro Ministries - Gabbard Health Room, OATH - Open Arms Thankful Hearts Prescription Drug Aide, Consumer Credit Counseling Service, Goodwill Industries-Employment Services and Volunteer Center of the Coastal Bend.