Chevron supports local COVID-19 relief efforts and provides $500,000 for DonorsChoose “Keep Kids Learning” initiative

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In response to the challenges brought upon teachers, students, and caregivers through the COVID-19 outbreak and the stay-at-home orders issued across the U.S., Chevron has donated $500,000 to DonorsChoose to support its Keep Kids Learning initiative. The Keep Kids Learning initiative provides teachers from the country’s highest-need schools (schools where 90%+ students qualify for free and reduced lunch), including those in Jackson County, with $1,000 in grants to purchase personalized educational care packages and essential supplies for students to keep up with their curriculum at home.

“Investing in the communities where we operate is a core Chevron value. In Pascagoula, a key focus for our social investment is on preparing today’s youth for tomorrow’s careers. In 2019, Chevron invested more than $500,000 to support education projects across the Mississippi Gulf Coast including K-12 STEM curriculum, school supplies, scholarships, STEM summer camps, and post-secondary learning,” said Amy Brandenstein, Community Affairs for Chevron.

Eligible teachers will be able to shop for pre-approved urgent and essential items such as books, basic supplies like pens, paper, and calculators, arts and crafts materials, as well as shelf-stable groceries and hygiene items from the DonorsChoose program.

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Written by Chevron Pascagoula Refinery

Chevron Pascagoula Refinery celebrated its 57th anniversary in 2020. Since beginning operation in 1963, the refinery has grown to be the corporation’s largest U.S. refinery and one of the top petroleum refineries in the United States. The refinery’s success is built upon our business and community partnerships with the people of Jackson County, as well as our production of quality products in ways that are compatible with the community and the environment. At the heart of the Pascagoula Refinery’s success are our employees and their commitment to The Chevron Way. Employees share Chevron’s vision to be the global energy company most admired for its people, partnership and performance.

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