Local Charity Supports "Miles of Smiles" Mobile Dental Clinic
Submitted by CITGO Petroleum Corporation
/PRNewswire/ - Doing good in local communities is a core value woven throughout CITGO Petroleum Corporation and one that is uniquely demonstrated through its Fueling Good Program. Now in its third year, Fueling Good recognizes and rewards local heroes within their communities for the good works they do, from caring for the needy to providing food for the hungry to assisting kids who need dental care.
As part of its fall Fueling Good program, CITGO is awarding Lehigh Valley Health Network with $5,000 in CITGO Gift Cards to help extend its Ripple of Good and the impact of its work providing dental care and education to low-income children.
"It is Lehigh Valley Health Network's (LVHN) mission to heal, comfort and care for our community. This award from CITGO helps us to do just that by keeping our "Miles of Smiles" mobile dental clinic on the road," says S. Clarke Woodruff, D.M.D., chair of LVHN's Department of Dental Medicine. "It is greatly appreciated and we are pleased that our program has been received with so much enthusiasm."
LVHN has three hospital locations and nine health centers and has a total of 988 licensed acute beds with a medical staff of more than 1,100 – more than 800 of them board certified – representing 95 specialties. In just two and a half years, the "Miles of Smiles" mobile dental clinic has helped more than 3,000 people, mostly children, with more than 15,000 dental procedures. The CITGO Fueling Good award will help the program reach 850 patients this year.
LVHN is one of 12 CITGO fall Fueling Good winners determined from more than 1,500 charities through a nationwide online vote, with more than 100,000 votes cast to help determine the latest winners.
Winter 2011 Fueling Good program registration opened on Dec. 1 and ends on Jan. 11 for all 501(c) (3) non-profit organizations within the CITGO marketing area. Online public voting runs from Jan. 12 to Feb. 9 to determine the next 12 winning charities, who will each receive $5,000 in CITGO Gift Cards to spread their own Ripples of Good.
To enter your charity for a chance to win up to $5,000 in CITGO Gift Cards, and to learn how CITGO and local organizations are making a difference, visit www.FuelingGood.com. For regular updates and to join the conversation, "Like" CITGO Fueling Good at www.Facebook.com/CITGOFuelingGood and view videos of past winners at www.youtube.com/CITGOFuelingGood.
CITGO, based in Houston, is a refiner, transporter and marketer of transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals and other industrial products. The company is owned by PDV America, Inc., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A., the national oil company of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. For more information, visit www.CITGO.com.
Headquartered in Houston, Texas, CITGO Petroleum Corporation is a recognized leader in the refining industry with a well-known brand. CITGO operates three refineries located in Corpus Christi, Texas; Lake Charles, La.; and Lemont, Ill., and wholly and/or jointly owns 48 terminals, nine pipelines and three lubricants blending and packaging plants. With approximately 3,400 employees and a combined crude capacity of approximately 769,000 barrels-per-day (bpd), CITGO is ranked as the fifth-largest, and one of the most complex independent refiners in the United States. CITGO transports and markets transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals and other industrial products and supplies a network of approximately 4,700 locally owned and operated branded retail outlets in 30 states and the District of Columbia. CITGO Petroleum Corporation is owned by CITGO Holding, Inc. For more information, visit www.CITGO.com.
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