Marathon Petroleum’s Canton refinery donates to youth services center

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(L-R) Jamie Mandeville, Heather Pennington (Marathon Petroleum), Joe French, Don McCord, Melissa Coultas (C&A)

Marathon Petroleum’s Canton, Ohio, refinery continues supporting its local community with a grant for the Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health (C&A). C&A is a nonprofit organization that provides children and families with a multitude of mental health services. The $45,000 grant will fund development of the organization’s multi-use community park, Vaughn Park, to benefit its clients and area residents.

“Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health is a fantastic place in the Canton community providing hope and healing to children, youth and families through emotional and behavioral health services,” said Don McCord, Refining General Manager, Ohio Refining Division. “We are proud to support C&A to help them develop a green space next to their downtown location, creating a safe space for these kids to improve their motor skills and better prepare them to meet life’s challenges.”

“We recognize that one of the major consequences of the pandemic has been the impact on mental health,” said Jamie Mandeville, Human Resources Manager at the Canton refinery. “We are grateful to have the opportunity to support C&A in their mission to provide premier emotional and behavior health services in our community.”

Vaughn Park is used by C&A’s Day Treatment students to improve their motor skills in a calming space. C&A will add a community garden at the park over the next few months.

“We are extremely grateful to community supporters like Marathon Petroleum,” said C&A’s CEO Joe French. “Your support and mission to provide kids a chance at health, hope and happiness means the world to us.”