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Shell Deer Park & the Community
For more than three-quarters of a century, Shell Deer Park has demonstrated its dedication to the community through our focus on safe, secure, environmentally responsible operations. Building on this foundation, we continually reach out to improve the quality of life in the area in which we operate and our employees and their families reside.
Deer Park volunteers help prepare for Blue Santa by sorting and wrapping more than 500 toys for needy children. (L-R) Pam Manley, Katie Trongo, Sylvia Miehle, Joaquin Martinez (La Porte Neighborhood Center Program Coordinator), Lydia Flanagan, Ada Cuadrado, Hector Cuadrado, and Margaret (Neighborhood Center Volunteer).
As a fixture in the local community since 1929, Shell Deer Park wants to continue its role as a good corporate neighbor and contribute to the well being of the community. At all levels of the Shell Deer Park organization, you will find our employees actively involved in making this part of this region a great place to live and work.
Not only do we provide community grants to qualified non-profits in this area, but we also encourage our employees to get involved in the community through the Shell Employees and Retirees Volunteer Effort program (SERVE). The distinctive yellow SERVE t-shirts have become a proud symbol of public service throughout the Houston/Deer Park area.
Examples of community support
Our employees, retirees and their family members have participated in a variety of service projects supporting themes of education, the environment, social services, and culture/arts.
They have collected food for the hungry, provided gifts and holiday meals for at-risk children and their families, planted trees to enhance parks, held school supply drives, helped deliver meals to the elderly and homebound and helped former addicts, the homeless and victims of family violence get back on their feet.
We have contributed to regional health and social challenges through involvement in such key health-care associations as The Rose breast health organization, the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, the Susan G. Komen Foundation Race for the Cure, Cenikor and The Wheelhouse.
We want to be the kind of neighbor the community likes having around. Our site leaders have volunteered at the San Jacinto Museum of History and approved funding for a local beautification project that symbolizes our region’s rich heritage at key highway intersections. Shell Deer Park employees helped establish the Deer Park Community Advisory Council.
They also have held leadership positions in many community organizations, such as Local Emergency Planning Committees, 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.
Focus on education
At Shell Deer Park, we are focused on addressing the workforce needs of our industry and supporting students to consider science, technology and engineering careers.
With the massive growth expected in our sector and the potential impact on economic health of the Gulf Coast region, this is a critical goal. With this in mind, we provide educational opportunities such as energy summer camps and internships for students pursuing in science, math, engineering and technology.