United Way for Jackson & George Counties
Chevron and its Pascagoula Refinery employees historically contribute approximately 30 percent of the total amount raised during the annual campaign of the United Way for Jackson and George Counties. Chevron employees make their United Way pledges during a six-week campaign conducted at the refinery each fall.
Chevron volunteers serve on the United Way Allocation Committee, which determines the amount of United Way funding each affiliated organization receives.
Youth Health Coalition’s Childhood Obesity Initiative
Chevron Pascagoula Refinery supports the MS Gulf Coast Youth Health Coalition’s Childhood Obesity Initiative and Let’s Go! Gulf Coast program to encourage our youngest citizens to develop healthy eating habits for life. Let’s Go! Gulf Coast motivates individuals to have a daily goal of five or more fruits and vegetables, two hours or less of recreational screen time, one hour or more of physical activity and zero sugary drinks.
American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life
Each year, a volunteer team of Chevron Pascagoula Refinery employees and family members donate their time and talent to organize Chevron’s participation in the Pascagoula Relay for Life to raise funds for the American Cancer Society.
American Heart Association’s Heart Walk
The Chevron Heart Walk Team of employees and family pound the pavement each year in the Jackson County Heart Walk to raise funds for the American Heart Association.
Salvation Army’s Toys for Tots Drive
Since the mid-1990s, Pascagoula Refinery employees have donated thousands of dollars in toys to the local Salvation Army Angel Tree Christmas Program. Initiated and managed by the refinery’s XYZ employee network, the Refinery Christmas Toy Drive collects hundreds of toys and also raises an average of $2,500 to purchase additional toys for needy children.
XYZ volunteers spend hours after work and on the weekend assisting the Salvation Army in sorting donated toys and new clothing gifts for the Angel Tree program.