LyondellBasell employees in Greater Houston will complete 10 service projects on April 13 as part of the company’s Global Care Day, a worldwide day of community service. Locally, an estimated 750 volunteers with participate in the 14th annual event that will take place in 20 countries and involve projects in 67 communities.
Target Hunger: 150+ LyondellBasell volunteers will be working to help revitalize a food bank near downtown Houston. Offices, classrooms and the food pantry at Target Hunger will be painted, organized and cleaned. Activities will include painting, installing new signage, expanding a vegetable garden and hosting a food drive.
Boys and Girls Harbor: 70+ LyondellBasell volunteers will restore the Relief Cottage at a children’s refuge center in La Porte. Projects include painting, cleaning, carpet removal, and adding kitchen/bathroom furnishings. Volunteers will also plant new vegetation around the cottage.
Channelview Thomas Bell Foster Park Project: 80+ LyondellBasell volunteers will partner with the Greens Bayou Corridor Coalition and the Houston Parks Board on various projects benefitting Thomas Bell Park. Some of the projects include adding a canoe launch along the Greens Bayou, developing nature walking trails, constructing benches and adding new plants and trees.
WHEN: Saturday, April 13, 2013; 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Best photo op time 9-10:30 a.m. for most projects
WHO: 750 total volunteers from LyondellBasell employees, family members and friends; and volunteers and staff from organizations being helped by 10 projects in greater Houston.
WHERE: Target Hunger – 2814 Quitman, Houston 77026
Boys & Girls Harbor – 514 Bayridge Road, La Porte, 77571
Thomas Bell Foster Park – 12895 Greens Bayou St., Houston 77060
Other Houston-area sites – see attached list
PHOTO/INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES -- BEST TIME: 9-10:30 a.m. for most projects;
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