JACKSON, Tenn. – April 14, 2017 – The Jackson site of LyondellBasell, one of the world’s largest plastics, chemical and refining companies, recently announced donations totaling more than $31,212 to United Way of West Tennessee as part of its completed 2016 campaign.
"United Way mobilizes the caring power of communities to advance the common good; LyondellBasell is proud to be a part of their vital work," said Bob Patel, LyondellBasell CEO and chairman of the management board. "I am grateful for our employees across the U.S. who demonstrated their tremendous generosity during the company’s annual United Way campaign. Through their volunteer efforts and financial contributions, our employees exemplify our company’s mission to be a good neighbor in the communities where we operate."
One of those programs benefiting from the Jackson campaign is the Boys & Girls Club of Jackson. For over 42 years the organization has been providing youth with leadership skills while providing life changing opportunities. The five club sites serves over 1,100 youth annually and 350 youth daily. The Jackson site staff recently visited the Boys & Girls Club of Jackson and saw firsthand how their campaign and commitment is making a difference in their community.
"We’re so thankful for LyondellBasell’s partnership and contribution to United Way," said Scott Conger, CEO United Way of West Tennessee. "Every year the management and employees show their dedication to making West Tennessee better by helping United Way achieve our mission of connecting people and resources to build a healthier, stronger community by creating sustainable social change."
"We are thrilled with the generosity our employees have shown during this United Way campaign," said Jackson Plant Site Manager Rebecca White. "Their contributions and efforts positively impact our neighbors and community."
In 2016, LyondellBasell held United Way campaigns at 23 company sites across the U.S. and raised a total of $2.65 million.
Pat Ross of United Way of West Tennessee stands with Rebecca White, Plant Manager of LyondellBasell Jackson site and Tim Stroud co-coordinator of the United Way campaign for the LyondellBasell Jackson site.
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