Team CITGO was the first industry volunteer organization in Southwest Louisiana and has a rich history of developing volunteerism in the five parish area. Through Team CITGO, our employees, retirees, and their families and friends have donated thousands of hours of their time to numerous local charitable and community projects designed to improve the quality of life of Southwest Louisiana residents. Team CITGO achieved a total of 2,973 volunteer hours in 2011. Our employees are financially generous as well. Year after year, the CITGO Lake Charles Manufacturing Complex is a recognized leader in United Way giving, supporting local agencies with more than $10 million in raised funds since 1975. We also support the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) by sponsoring Southwest Louisiana’s largest single-day fundraiser each year, the CITGO/MDA Golf Classic. In addition, we support four Calcasieu Parish Partner in Education schools as well as McNeese State University and SOWELA Technical Community College.
The Team CITGO mission is to be regarded by the community as the most caring, energetic and effective corporate volunteer group in the Lake Area, thereby demonstrating employee commitment to one of the key corporate values of CITGO: promoting volunteerism and taking an active role in the communities CITGO serves. Team CITGO volunteers are there at every turn, helping in fund-raising opportunities, clean-up efforts and mentoring programs. These are just a few of the organizations Team CITGO impacts: