Valero Announces Initial Grants
to Houston-Area COVID-19 Fight
Funding to Provide Support for Community Response Efforts
HOUSTON April 2, 2020— Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE: VLO, “Valero”) and the Valero Energy Foundation are committing an initial $44,500 to support Houston-area organizations on the front lines of responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The support is part of an overall $1.8 million commitment to help people most in need, primarily in cities where the company operates. In addition, Valero also is providing gas cards to selected charitable organizations to provide access to essential fuels and products for their operations.
“The health and the safety of our employees, our families and our communities are critically important,” said Joe Gorder, Valero Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “We are blessed to be able to continue supporting our community partners as we all work together to overcome this extraordinary situation.”
Some of the local organizations receiving funding include:
- Community Family Centers – To augment existing food pantry efforts in Houston’s East End.
- Precinct2Gether – To add additional capacity to their homebound senior feeding programs in Houston’s East End.
- YWCA Houston – To purchase shelf-stable, 14-day supplies of food for homebound seniors
- Tejano Center for Community Concerns – To support basic needs assistance for individuals in Houston’s East End and Park Place communities.
The donations announced today represent the initial round of funding. As community needs change, Valero remains committed to continuing to help organizations through this unprecedented situation.
“Valero is committed to the Houston community, and along with the Valero Energy Foundation, we want to make sure organizations on the front lines of the COVID-19 response have the resources they need to be able to continue to provide vital services,” said Rob Moore, Vice President and General Manager of the Valero Houston Refinery. “We appreciate these organizations and others for the good work they are doing to help our neighbors in this time of need.