Valero Meraux Refinery Gives $200,000 to Local Children’s Charities

MERAUX, October 29, 2013– Local children’s charities received a total of $200,000 on October 29 from employees and business partners of the Valero Meraux Refinery, who helped raise the funds through sponsorship of the 2013 Valero Texas Open and Benefit for Children Golf Classic in San Antonio, Texas.

“It gives us great joy to be able to support the children of Southeast Louisiana once again,” said Lauren Bird, Vice President and General Manager of Valero Meraux Refinery. “These are gifts meant to inspire our community agencies to continue their good work, and improve the lives of the children they serve.”

Thanks to the generosity of Valero’s business partners and sponsors, the Valero Texas Open remains one of the most charitable tournaments on the PGA TOUR. This year nationwide, Valero will distribute a record $10 million to children’s charities in the areas where it does business. Agencies selected to receive Benefit for Children dollars each year are nominated and selected by Valero employees.

The checks presented on October 29, ranging in amounts from $10,000 to $30,000 will further the terrific work being done by agencies with a proven track record for children.

The 2013 Valero Benefit for Children local recipients, in no particular order, are:

  • Arc of Greater New Orleans
  • Children’s Wish Endowment, Inc.
  • Family Service of Greater New Orleans
  • Greater New Orleans MDA
  • Liberty’s Kitchen
  • Plaquemines Community CARE Centers Foundation, Inc.
  • Ronald McDonald House of New Orleans
  • Santa on the Bayou, Inc.
  • Troop B Children’s Grant A Wish Foundation, Inc
  • Troop L Grant-A-Wish
  • Youth Rescue Initiative

About Valero: 

Valero Energy Corporation, through its subsidiaries, is an international manufacturer and marketer of transportation fuels, other petrochemical products and power. Valero subsidiaries employ approximately 10,500 people, and assets include 16 petroleum refineries with a combined throughput capacity of approximately 3 million barrels per day, 10 ethanol plants with a combined production capacity of 1.2 billion gallons per year, a 50-megawatt wind farm, and renewable diesel production from a joint venture. More than 7,300 outlets carry the Valero, Diamond Shamrock, Shamrock and Beacon brands in the United States and the Caribbean; Ultramar in Canada; and Texaco in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Valero is a Fortune 500 company based in San Antonio. Please visit for more information.

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