By Stacy Moffitt
Our values drive us to produce the transportation fuels that consumers use while protecting the environment and helping strengthen communities where we operate. One of the key ways we do this locally is through our volunteer initiatives.
During every month of the year, our employees and contractors apply their skills, experience and energy to support nearly 60 nonprofit organizations across Richmond and West Contra Costa County. From preparing and serving dinners at local soup kitchens, to helping clean up local parks, to mentoring youth, we believe giving back is part of the job.
One of the cornerstones of our efforts is Chevron Volunteer Week which happens every fall. This partnership between Chevron and the Contra Costa Crisis Center provides employees with an opportunity to volunteer with colleagues, friends and family at local nonprofits in the Bay Area.
One unique program is called the Chevron Humankind Program, which helps double the impact of our employees’ volunteer efforts. Through Humankind, employees are empowered to choose how they want to make a difference. They can offer their time, make a pledge or request a company matching grant for their volunteer hours or donations. In 2017, the Humankind program donated $364,684 to local nonprofits and organizations.
Volunteering my time to help those in need is one of the most rewarding things I get to do. I’m proud to work for a company that supports and encourages its employees to give back to the community.
Read more in the Richmond Today April newsletter.
Stacy Moffitt is the Community Engagement Specialist at the Richmond Refinery