MPC’s Catlettsburg Employees Spread Holiday Cheer

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Catlettsburg Engineering Department volunteers selling Christmas trees to raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters

Catlettsburg Engineering Department volunteers selling Christmas trees
to raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters

At a time when the need is greater than ever, employees across Marathon Petroleum’s Catlettsburg, KY, refinery are stepping up to support their local community this holiday season.

Among the many activities, employees and their family members volunteered at the Salvation Army, ringing the bell during their annual Red Kettle Campaign. The funds collected are used by the Salvation Army to provide meals for the hungry, shelter for the homeless, and Christmas gifts for area children who may otherwise go without.

Members of the Catlettsburg Engineering department raised money for the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization, selling three dozen Christmas trees over a two-day period. Although the weather was anything but pleasant, neighborhood families enjoyed selecting their trees painted with freshly fallen snow.

Catlettsburg Security team members participated in the Catlettsburg Family Resource Center’s Adopt a Family program. The team coordinated the effort for multiple groups within the facility, ultimately collecting and delivering a truck load of hand-picked gifts for 64 children who attend Catlettsburg Elementary School.

“I’m so incredibly proud of our team here in Catlettsburg,” said Jay Richert, Refining General Manager, Marathon Petroleum. “By making the choice to give back to our community, you are helping to not only make a direct impact on someone’s life, but also spread hope and positivity during the holiday season.” 

Volunteers unloading a truck with gifts
Catlettsburg Security team members delivering a truck loaded with gifts
for children at the Catlettsburg Elementary School.

Volunteers at Salvation Army kiosk
Catlettsburg employees and their family members volunteered at the Salvation Army,
ringing the bell during their annual Red Kettle Campaign