Community service

Spotlight on Community Service: CEFCO, Global Partners, Mars Wrigley and Sparkling Ice

CEFCO also launched its annual Miracle Balloon fundraising campaign to benefit Baylor Scott & White McLane Children’s Medical Center and 15 other Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) hospitals in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Alabama and Florida. All of the more than 200 CEFCO sites in six states will participate in the campaign, which will run until November 16.

In 2020, CEFCO and CMN Hôpitaux celebrated 21 years of partnership. Since 1999, the convenience store has raised more than $ 5 million for the organization, including $ 400,000 last year.

CITGO Petroleum Corp.

Hundreds of residents of southwest Louisiana recycled their unwanted electronics during the annual CITGO Electronics Recycling Day in the parking lot of the West-Cal Arena in Sulfur. This event offers residents the opportunity to recycle their unwanted electronic devices, completely free of charge. Items collected included televisions, cell phones, computers, batteries, household items containing mercury, and other consumer electronics.

This year, 400 vehicles drove through the event with collections totaling six extra-large removable crates, which equates to about three semi-trailers, 485 bulbs and several mercury-containing items, according to CITGO.

“Following the events of last year, we anticipated a strong turnout due to the increased need to recycle old or damaged electronics in an efficient and environmentally safe manner,” said Jerry Dunn, vice president and general manager of the CITGO Lake Charles manufacturing complex. “We are pleased to be a reliable partner for our community and to continue to provide this first e-waste recycling opportunity since the hurricanes of 2020.”

Each year, CITGO E-Recycle Day alternates between the towns of Lake Charles and Sulfur to provide residents of each region with a convenient place to recycle their electronic waste. Since 2009, CITGO E-Recycle Day has helped keep over 462 tonnes of electronic waste out of landfills and is one of many initiatives sponsored by CITGO as part of its commitment to reduce waste.

Del Monte Fresh Products Inc.

Nicole Harrison, winner of Fresh Del Monte’s BUNCH OF GOOD raffle, presented a check for $ 10,000 made out to “Bunch of Good Society” from Fresh Del Monte to Nate Crone, Agriculture Sourcing Partnerships: Products, from Feeding America on November 6.

The BUNCH OF GOOD campaign emphasizes the corporate social responsibility and sustainability efforts of Fresh Del Monte to create A Brighter World Tomorrow, giving consumers insight into the brand’s core values ​​and its commitment to communities, education, ecosystems, healthcare, wildlife conservation and more.

LP Global Partners

Global Partners and its family of convenience stores raised over $ 21,000 to support Cure Rare Disease, a non-profit biotechnology research organization whose mission is to develop precision medicine for rare diseases, to support its cause through a fundraising campaign.