For the second time this year, employees from Marathon Petroleum’s headquarters in Findlay, Ohio, volunteered at the local Days of Caring event, hosted by the United Way of Hancock County. The first event was held in May, after the 2020 date was postponed due to the global pandemic.
“This was the first time in its 27-year history that we have conducted two Days of Caring events in one year, and we plan to do it again in 2022,” said Angela DeBoskey, CEO, United Way of Hancock County. “We couldn’t be more thankful to Marathon and their employees for continuing to make a positive impact on our community through volunteerism.”
At the fall event, 150 volunteers from the community, including about 60 people from Marathon Petroleum, supported two dozen projects benefiting a total of 11 agencies. Volunteers prepped food at City Mission of Findlay, cleared trails at Black Swamp Area Council for the Boy Scouts of America, put finishing touches on homes with Habitat for Humanity Findlay/Hancock County, and painted at Chopin Hall. Between the two Days of Caring events this year, the United Way estimates that the volunteers’ efforts saved the community more than $80,000.
“Once again, our employees answered the call to support their community and those in need,” said Ashley Goecke, Community Investment Specialist at Marathon Petroleum. “Many of our employees came out for both events this year, and we can’t thank them enough for donating their time to serve those in need.”