Buckeye Partners LP is making more than $1 million in charitable contributions across the communities in which it operates “to help local non-profits provide long-term support and assist communities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic”.
Buckeye’s local teams in cities across America and in the Caribbean identified nearly 200 non-profits in their communities that are making a positive impact in the fight against the pandemic.
Clark C. Smith Buckeye Partners President and CEO said: “The health and wellbeing of our local workforce and the communities where we operate are our top priority at Buckeye Partners.”
He added: “Given the impact this national medical emergency is having on so many of our communities, we are proud of our employees and their support for all of the volunteers and organizations working so hard to assist those in need during this unprecedented time.”
Buckeye’s donations, which are coming from its general operating funds, will benefit food banks, hospitals, first responders, shelters and other local charities in more than 20 states and Puerto Rico as well as the Bahamas and St. Lucia.
Local teams chose non-profits that have been instrumental in providing assistance to the victims and heroes of the pandemic, including the Houston Food Bank and the Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) COVID-19 Fund.
Brian Greene, President and CEO of Houston Food Bank, said: “We are so grateful to have the continued support of Buckeye Partners to help us help the community get through difficult times. The need for food assistance has increased exponentially due to the COVID-19 pandemic and this gift from Buckeye Partners will help us keep a steady flow of food coming into and distributing out of the warehouse to our neighbours during this challenging time.”
LVHN President and Chief Executive Officer Brian Nester added: “On behalf of all the health care heroes at Lehigh Valley Health Network who are bravely caring for patients on the front lines, I thank our partners at Buckeye Partners for their support during the COVID-19 pandemic.”
“At LVHN, we are committed to giving people convenient access to COVID-19 testing and care, and to providing the safest possible care in all our hospitals and facilities. The generosity of community-minded organizations like Buckeye Partners helps LVHN provide the care people need, expect and deserve.”
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