Plastic materials giant LyondellBasell Industries recently was recognized as one of the largest supporters of the United Way in the greater Houston area.
Houston-based LyondellBasell — a leading producer of polyethylene and polypropylene — on March 23 announced a donation of $1.9 million to the United Way of Greater Houston for its 2015 campaign. The firm has more than 4,000 employees in the greater Houston area. LyondellBasell raised a total of $2.7 million for the United Way at 22 company sites across the United States.
“We are committed to being a responsible, good neighbor in the communities where we operate,” CEO Bob Patel said in a news release. “We are very proud of our efforts and the generosity of our employees in giving back to their communities through charitable giving and volunteer service.”
Donations to the United Way of Greater Houston come from multiple LyondellBasell manufacturing sites, including the Channelview Complex, the Houston Refinery and the La Porte Complex, as well as the company's operational headquarter offices in downtown Houston.
“LyondellBasell continues to be one of United Way's top corporate contributors, and we appreciate the hard work of their campaign leaders and the generous hearts of their employees,” said Marc Watts, chairman of the board of the United Way of Greater Houston.
Debbie Moseley, executive director of Bridge Over Troubled Waters, a United Way agency located in Pasadena, Texas, added that not only do LyondellBasell employees provide financial support, they also have volunteered to paint, make repairs to the agency's building, weed and install new landscaping.
Bridge Over Troubled Waters provides emergency shelter, long-term housing, childcare, women's services and educational programs for victims of domestic violence.