CITGO Petroleum Corp has made a donation to KaBOOM!, a non-profit dedicated to bringing balanced and active play to children. The money from the donation has funded a new playground in Eastshore Park, the building of which was attended by nearly 100 volunteers from the New Orleans community.
CITGO President and CEO, Nelson P. Martinez, commented: “As a long standing member of the Gulf Coast community with refineries in Lake Charles, Louisiana and Corpus Christi, Texas, CITGO is heavily invested in helping people throughout the area. While building this playground is an example of our commitment to the Gulf, it serves a far greater purpose of improving the lives of local children and letting them experience a childhood full of play and fun. Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina tore apart many of the areas in New Orleans where children learned and played, and these are some of the last places to be rebuilt. We thank Mayor Mitch Landrieu for bringing this issue to our attention and for offering us the opportunity to participate in this project with an organisation like KaBOOM! that can give children a place to be themselves again."
Edited from press release by Angharad Lock
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