[StBernard] VALERO PARTNERS WITH ST. BERNARD PARISH AND COMMUNITY IN LACOSTE COMMUNITY GARDENS
westley at da-parish.com
Fri Sep 6 09:57:25 EDT 2013
VALERO PARTNERS WITH ST. BERNARD PARISH AND COMMUNITY IN LACOSTE COMMUNITY
On Saturday, August 31, 37 Valero volunteers, including family members,
partnered with representatives of St. Bernard Parish and St. Bernard
community members in constructing and filling 14 community gardens in the
As a result of the hard work and dedication of all those who volunteered,
the Lacoste Community Garden, a project of St. Bernard's Parks & Parkways
Commission, has been built. Now, the neighbors surrounding the garden,
located at 3213 Mumphrey Road in Chalmette, can begin growing vegetables,
fruit and flowers. The Lacoste Community Garden was developed at the request
of area residents living on Mumphrey St. and Charles Dr.
Rediscover District C, a non-profit organization, worked with the residents
to develop and guide this project through the approval process. RDC is the
sponsoring organization for the residents and worked closely with St.
Bernard Parish Government to obtain the rights to use the vacant property
for this project.
Funding for this project was made possible by generous donations from our
community partners. Many thanks to the donors for making this community
project happen! Sponsors are Valero Meraux Refinery, St. Bernard Community
Foundation, The Arlene & Joseph Meraux Charitable Foundation, Councilman
Richie Lewis, Glen & Cindy Gabb and Rediscover District C.
Valero Energy Corporation, through its subsidiaries, is an international
manufacturer and marketer of transportation fuels, other petrochemical
products and power. Valero subsidiaries employ approximately 10,500 people,
and assets include 16 petroleum refineries with a combined throughput
capacity of approximately 3 million barrels per day, 10 ethanol plants with
a combined production capacity of 1.2 billion gallons per year, a
50-megawatt wind farm, and renewable diesel production from a joint venture.
More than 7,300 outlets carry the Valero, Diamond Shamrock, Shamrock and
Beacon brands in the United States and the Caribbean; Ultramar in Canada;
and Texaco in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Valero is a Fortune 500
company based in San Antonio. Please visit www.valero.com
<http://www.valero.com> for more information.
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