PORT ARANSAS, TEXAS, September 21, 2021 – LyondellBasell Corpus Christi Complex employees and their families demonstrated the impact of collective action as an army of volunteers assisted the Amos Rehabilitation Keep (ARK) on Sept. 18 for the company’s 22nd annual Global Care Day, a company-wide day of service.
The ARK rehabilitates marine turtles and marine birds from the coastal zone of Mustang Island and St. Joseph Island. Volunteers from LyondellBasell built bird cages and perches for its avian residents who are recuperating and also built benches and picnic tables for the ARK’s new visitors to enjoy. On Saturday morning, nearly 50 volunteers installed the cages and set out to clean up the beach and jetty near the Keep which was still littered with debris from Hurricane Nicholas. Their support of the ARK and its mission was rewarded first hand when the group participated in the release of a rehabbed turtle back into the Gulf.
“At the core of LyondellBasell’s commitment to supporting thriving communities are people dedicated to making a difference,” said Mike Middleton, LyondellBasell Corpus Christi site manager. “Our employees live and work in the Corpus Christi area and are committed to continue helping enrich the community and our coastal environment.”
Many of this year’s Global Care Day efforts were inspired by World Cleanup Day, which was on Sept. 18, and centered around sustainability. LyondellBasell volunteers from around the world cleaned up plastic waste and litter from beaches, waterways and parks, as well as planted trees and gardens and educated school-aged children about sustainability.
Global Care Day began in 2000 to encourage worldwide volunteerism in the communities where LyondellBasell operates. Since 2018, LyondellBasell employees have spent more than 43,000 hours enriching their communities during Global Care Day.
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