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Chevron Employees Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity

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Chevron Pascagoula Refinery partnered with Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast to help build a new home in Pascagoula.
In July, 22 refinery employees volunteered at the new Fowler Fields subdivision, which is located off Lanier Avenue. Workers painted porches and built and installed louvered panels.
This is the refinery’s second year to partner with Habitat for Humanity. Special thanks to the following volunteers: Marissa Badenhorst (M&R), Garrett Beech (Technical), Amy Brandenstein (PGPA), Timothy Byrd (M&R), Bruce Chinn (Refinery Manager), Paul Gray (Oils Planning) and wife Elizabeth, Kevin Hofer (Technical), Sena Jones (RLT assistant), Jacquelyn Modist (M&R), Tony Price (Technical), Tammy Richards (management assistant), Alice Robinson (Procurement), Joe Robison (Operations), Jerry Scott
(M&R), Michael Seales (M&R), Melanie Smothers (Cracking II), Garrett Taylor (Coker) and his wife Allison, Asiyeh Zakermosala (Technical), Allan Zieber (Lab) and his son Allan.

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Chevron Families Support Heart Walk

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Thousands of people helped fight heart disease and strokes by participating in the annual Jackson County Heart Walk at River Park in Pascagoula in May. These diseases are the No. 1 and No. 4 cause of death nationwide.

The Heart Walk not only raises awareness of heart disease, but also is a fundraising event for the American Heart Association. Overall, the Jackson County Heart Walk raised nearly $125,000 for the organization. The Chevron team raised over $2,500 for the 2016 Heartwalk.

Special thanks to Kathy Boyers (OE/PSM), Melanie Landsiedel (Procurement), Sandra Colville (M&R), Vicki Guy (Health Quest), Becky Burns (Health Quest), Brandon Gray (Finance), Vickie Garner (HES) and Christy Lambert (Finance) for being our Chevron Heart Walk captains for 2016, and to all of the refinery volunteers and family members who participated in this community event.

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Finance Group Completes Service Project

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The Finance group recently participated in a community service project at The Salvation Army in Pascagoula.
The volunteers stocked the food pantry, sorted and moved goods, and removed expired items from the freezer. Rick Crane and Brandon Gray also leveled the shelves in the pantry.
“We learned a lot about the donation processes and the assistance local businesses give them along with what services they offer the community,” said Terri Hutson, finance business analysts supervisor.  
The group tries to complete two community events each year, and this was their second time to volunteer at The Salvation Army.

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Annual Soap Box Derby Rolls Through Moss Point

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Despite a wet start to the day, the 24th annual Deborah Washington Memorial Soap Box Derby was a success, with more than 30 competitors speeding across the finish line during the day-long event.
The race, held June 4 in Moss Point, was sponsored by the Chevron Black Employee Network (BEN) and Moss Point Active Citizens. The Chevron Enabled and PRIDE Networks also supported the event.
The Derby draws participants from across the Southeast and is open to children between the ages of 7 and 17 who build their cars from kits. Winners of the Moss Point divisions travel to Akron, Ohio to compete in the All-American Soap Box Championship.
More than 20 Refinery volunteers contributed to the success of the event by keeping the official heat times, hauling the derby cars from the finish line back to the start, positioning the cars on the starting ramp, and even handing out bottled water.
Thanks to Chevron volunteers Marissa Badenhorst, Kathy  Boyers, Bruce Chinn, Marcus Coleman, Allison Cook, Brian Cook (Bianca Cook), Larry Cooper, Micha Cumbest, Keith Delancey, Joelle Diamond, Mitch Ellerby, Kenny Erwin, Harold Finn, Alex Gardner, Vickie  Garner, Rayford Harris, Chuck  Howard, Cassie Inabinett, Marisa Jackson, VanLisa Jones, Faye Kea, Michael Kea, Nicole McBeath, Cheryl McLeod, Elyssa Okkelberg (Klaus Okkelberg), Kentrell Owens, Alice Robinson, Scotty Scott, Michael Seales, Alan Sudduth, and Regina Thompson.

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Refinery Offers Training for Volunteer Firefighters

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More than 60 volunteer firefighters from stations in Jackson, George, and Mobile (Ala.) counties attended the annual training event hosted by the Pascagoula Refinery Plant Protection Department in April.
Firefighters who attended were able to practice dowsing flames at several of the fire training ground’s props, including the tanker truck. They also honed their search and rescue skills by navigating the smokehouse, which simulates conditions in a house fire, and received hands-on training using the Jaws of Life for rescuing dummies from vehicles.
“This kind of specialized training can be expensive, and you’d normally have to travel pretty far to find somewhere that teaches such a variety of skills, but we’re able to offer a full day of instruction for free to these firefighters,” explained Teddy Riley, a Chevron fire specialist and the event organizer.
“These firefighters already have the knowledge and expertise in their area, such as fighting house fires,” Riley explained. “This is a chance for us to share our expertise in fighting fires like they might find with a vehicle or a gas station or tanker truck. It might be years before they use the knowledge they’re gaining today, but they’ll be better prepared when that day comes.”
Several vendors supported the training event, including ABC Recycle, ORR Safety, Blossman Gas, Akron Brass, Emergency Equipment Professionals, Forts Lake Fire Department and Randall Platt with Jackson County Fire Department.
Thanks to Zachry and Hub Security for their assistance in helping make the event a success.
Additionally, a special thanks goes to all of the Plant Protection and Emergency Response Team members who assisted with the event.

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Walking for MS

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Pascagoula Refinery employees, family members and friends joined in the Walk MS: Mississippi Gulf Coast on March 5 to raise awareness and fundraising for multiple sclerosis (MS). More than 300 walkers participated, and more than $27,000 was raised during the event, with donations supporting programs and services that help people affected by MS.

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