Shell Deer Park Chemicals announced $500,000 in funding to The Bridge Over Troubled Waters Inc. (TBOTW) as part of the $7.3 million The Bridge for Kids campaign to construct a new facility focused on children from birth to 18 years of age.

The donation will be used to build a half-court gymnasium for the children to play and exercise in a safe and secure environment. “Over the past few years, children and teens have become a major focus of our service and shelter programs,” said TBOTW Executive Director Olivia Rivers. “Thanks to the generosity of Shell Deer Park and others, we will be able to advance our goals to help more people overcome crises in their lives, address development setbacks and provide skills programs that meet their needs.”

Doubles current youth capacity

The new facility will be able to:

  • Provide services to more than 200 children and teens per day, doubling the current capacity and impact.
  • Enable all children and youth programming and services to be delivered in one centralized location, increasing effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Allow TBOTW to increase adult capacity and services by repurposing space in existing buildings.
  • Provide age-appropriate, dedicated spaces for young children, pre-teens, and teenagers to gather and engage.
  • Help break the cycle of violence.

“Shell Deer Park is proud to be a long-time sponsor and community partner with TBOTW,” said Shell Deer Park General Manager Nathan Levin. “Shell believes in Powering Lives not just with our products and services but by supporting an inclusive community and offering a helping hand to those in need.”

About The Bridge Over Troubled Waters Inc.

For 45 years, The Bridge Over Troubled Waters has been a safe-haven and lifeline for survivors escaping domestic and sexual violence situations in Pasadena, Texas, the Greater Houston area and beyond. It is the sixth-largest domestic and sexual violence crisis center in Texas, serving thousands of men, women and children annually through an array of residential and non-residential services, as well as community outreach and prevention and education programs. TBOTW enables individuals to break the cycles of violence and homelessness and rebuild their lives. Services are comprehensive — addressing physical, mental and emotional needs. To learn more or seek assistance, go to the TBOTW website.

About Shell Deer Park Chemicals

Shell Deer Park Chemicals is located in Deer Park, Texas, about 20 miles east of Houston. Its mission is to power progress by providing the building blocks that make everyday products and advance the solutions for our future. The site operates 24 hours a day and is a unique combination of processing equipment, control rooms, storage tanks, environmental protection equipment, office buildings and warehouses – all run by highly skilled and experienced employees. The site invests in the latest technology and continuously improves operating procedures and training to reduce its footprint and achieve optimal environmental performance.