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VOLUNTEERS REVITALIZE LOCAL PARK ALONG GREENS BAYOU

Volunteers planting shrubs and flowers at Thomas Bell Forest Park, on Greens Bayou near Normandy Road.
Volunteers planting shrubs and flowers at Thomas Bell Forest Park, on Greens Bayou near Normandy Road.

Employees and friends give back on 15th Annual LyondellBasell Global Care Day

CHANNELVIEW, Texas May 19, 2014 – LyondellBasell Channelview Complex employees and their families planted more than 2400 shrubs and trees at Thomas Bell Foster Park as part of the company’s Global Care Day. The event encourages LyondellBasell employees around the world to collectively participate in community service projects on the same day.

“As a dedicated organization that cares about the community and committed to being involved and making a difference,” said LyondellBasell Senior Engineer Susie Geraci. “This project will leave a lasting impression for everyone that visits the park.”

For the company’s 15th annual Global Care Day, volunteers in 20 countries on six continents demonstrated their commitment to their neighborhoods on Saturday, May 17.

“Few corporations make the commitment to impact the community the way that LyondellBasell does with the Global Care Day Project. We were delighted that Thomas Bell Foster Park was selected because we knew what the volunteers could accomplish,” said Greens Bayou Corridor Coalition Executive Director Jill Boullion. “We now have a park that is planted with native species, bringing the ecosystem back into balance.”

Over the past 15 years, approximately 25,900 LyondellBasell employees and their families have donated more than 162,800 volunteer hours supporting their communities on Global Care Day.

Volunteers also cleaned county roadways of trash and debris along Wallisville and Sheldon Roads that the plant adopted from Harris County last year. Also, children of volunteers presented hand painted flower pots with plants to local residents of the Legend Oaks Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center.