LyondellBasell among top corporate donors to United Way of Greater Houston for 2017 campaign
For the 29th consecutive year, LyondellBasell, one of the world's largest plastics, chemical and refining companies, is a top corporate donor to the United Way of Greater Houston with a donation of $1.36 million for its 2017 campaign.
As part of the company's commitment to being a responsible, good neighbour in the communities where it operates, LyondellBasell held United Way campaigns at 23 company sites across the United States and raised a total of $2.3 million.
Bob Patel, LyondellBasell CEO said: "The work United Way does in our communities is far-reaching and makes a lasting impact on those most in need. Once again, I am humbled by the generosity of our employees across the U.S. who contributed to the company's annual United Way campaign to help improve lives in their communities. They truly exemplify our company's mission to be a good neighbour through their volunteerism and financial contributions."
According to the United Way of Greater Houston, one in three families in the region live on an annual income of $40,000 or less, 45% of senior citizens struggle to meet everyday expenses, and one in five students does not graduate from high school. And the number of families and elderly in need has grown significantly since Hurricane Harvey devastated the Houston area last August.
"United Way of Greater Houston helped nearly two million of our neighbours build better lives because of dedicated community and corporate partners like LyondellBasell. We are extremely thankful for their support," said Anna M. Babin, United Way of Greater Houston president and CEO.
"We are facing one of the most challenging chapters in our city's history given the devastation left by Hurricane Harvey and we are grateful to LyondellBasell for continuing their commitment to the United Way while also supporting their employees and thousands of others affected by the storm," said Neil Duffin, 2017-18 United Way Community Campaign Chair and President of ExxonMobil Production Company.