HOUSTON, Nov. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- To show its appreciation for the herculean efforts of healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, CITGO is providing 5,000 meals to healthcare workers at Ben Taub Hospital in partnership with Baylor College of Medicine and Harris Health System.
The meals will be served over several days, starting Nov.18 through early 2022. During the opening event, CITGO also delivered more than 500 notes of appreciation prepared by Alief Independent School District elementary school students and CITGO employees.
"The COVID-19 pandemic provided a shining example of the courage, compassion, dedication and professionalism of our healthcare workers," said CITGO President and CEO Carlos Jordá. "They stepped up and saved lives during an unprecedented public health crisis where their own lives were at risk. Our healthcare workers are real life superheroes."
Houston-based CITGO is committed to investing in the strength and well-being of the communities it serves, both through direct corporate contributions and through the company's TeamCITGO employee volunteer organization.
"The pandemic has demanded a lot from all of us as we've worked to keep the community healthy," said Dr. James T. McDeavitt, executive vice president and dean of clinical affairs at Baylor College of Medicine. "I know our staff appreciates this gesture of support and gratitude from CITGO and its employees."
Headquartered in Houston, Texas, CITGO Petroleum Corporation is a recognized leader in the refining industry with a well-known brand. CITGO operates three refineries located in Lake Charles, La.; Lemont, Ill.; and Corpus Christi, Texas, and wholly and/or jointly owns 42 terminals, six pipelines and three lubricants blending and packaging plants. With approximately 3,400 employees and a combined crude capacity of approximately 769,000 barrels-per-day (bpd), CITGO is ranked as the fifth-largest, and one of the most complex independent refiners in the United States. 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. CITGO Petroleum Corporation is owned by CITGO Holding, Inc.
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