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Deer Park & the Community
Shell Deer Park has a 76-year history as a facility that is committed to operating safely, securely, in an environmentally responsible manner and with a high regard for being an integral part of the community.
Shell Deer Park plays an active role in the surrounding community. Community members are welcome to join the staff of Shell Deer Park in their community outreach activities. If you are interested in participating, please contact Shell’s Community Relations representatives at 713-246-6247. Take a look below at some of the things Shell Deer Park is involved with.
Shell Deer Park staff hold leadership positions in several community organizations, including Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs), Channel Industries Mutual Aid, volunteer fire departments, Deer Park Chamber of Commerce, East Harris County Manufacturers Association, Houston Regional Monitoring, Texas Chemical Council, Wheelhouse, Bridge Over Troubled Waters and the Deer Park Educational Foundation.
We also are a founding member of the Deer Park Community Advisory Council, have been a partner-in-education with Deer Park High School for more than 10 years, and support the Science Teachers' Institute conducted at the University of Houston.
Shell Deer Park supports events that highlight the diverse cultures in the Houston area. For example, the Susan G. Komen Foundation's Race for the Cure and the United Negro College Fund's black-tie gala.
Health and social problems are addressed by Shell Deer Park's strong support of activities like the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life, the Houston Food Bank's programs to end hunger, and The Bridge Over Troubled Waters that shelters thousands of women and children each year.
Home repair projects are one of many community volunteer projects undertaken by Shell Deer Park SERVE volunteers. Their distinctive yellow t-shirts have become a proud symbol of public service throughout the Houston area.
Shell Deer Park SERVE community projects include:
- Work with the Deer Park High School's industrial trades class to conduct home repair projects for low-income Deer Park residents
- Help deliver Meals On Wheels to elderly and homebound North Shore community residents
- Pick up litter and work on environmental projects at the San Jacinto Monument and the Armand Bayou Nature Center
- Give "Cool Careers" presentations to Deer Park High School students
- Build a walking track for the Center for the Retarded in Houston