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Volunteers work on Foster Park planting, clean up, canoe ramp

VOLUNTEERS AND LYONDELLBASELL employees gather for a photo after the work session, during Global Care Day at Thomas Bell Foster Park, near I-10 and Normandy Road.
VOLUNTEERS AND LYONDELLBASELL employees gather for a photo after the work session, during Global Care Day at Thomas Bell Foster Park, near I-10 and Normandy Road.

CHANNELVIEW – LyondellBasell Channelview Complex volunteers partnered with the Greens Bayou Corridor Coalition and the Houston Parks Board on various projects benefitting Thomas Bell Foster Park. Some of the projects included planting trees and shrubs at the park, making improvements to a canoe launch and performing maintenance on hiking trails within the park.

“We’re honored to be selected for a third year as a LyondellBasell Global Care Day partner. The selection of our Thomas Bell Foster Park project is significant because it validates the work we are doing there for the community,” said Greens Bayou Corridor Coalition Executive Director Jill Boullion. “These improvements have enabled us to have our Kayaking for Kids program at the park, which teaches students sustainable environmental practices and a recreational skill.”

The Company’s 16th annual Global Care Day encourages LyondellBasell employees around the world to collectively participate in community service projects on the same day. This year, approximately 2,600 volunteers are investing their time and talents on projects in the areas of education, health and the environment – the core focuses of our Elements of Engagement community philanthropy strategy.

“Today is an opportunity for us to show our community that LyondellBasell cares about everyone today, tomorrow, and in the future. Together we can continue building a great community,” said Ronnie Antley, LyondellBasell environmental specialist. “Helping hands working together can make a difference.”

Volunteers also participated in other projects including cleaning county roadways of trash and debris along Wallisville and Sheldon Roads, which the plant adopted from Harris County, and expanding the plant scape at the Channelview High School atrium.

“LyondellBasell volunteers don’t just show up and expect us to have projects ready,” said GBCC executive director Jill Boullion. “They work alongside our volunteers and staff over the months and weeks before the project to ensure that we can accomplish a lot in the amount of time available. For an organization with a small staff, this type of partnership is truly invaluable.”