Shell Grants a Wish through Safety
Oct 14, 2021
Shell Deer Park combined its commitment to safety with its dedication to improving the community through a special ACE (Armed. Confident. Empowered.) committee program.
Workers at the site were challenged with completing more than 3,000 proactive safety observations as a way to recognize safe behaviors and decrease incidents. For every ACE observation completed, Shell contributed to fund a Make-A-Wish child’s dreams.
Thanks to the workforce’s dedication, they met their $15,000 goal to build a wheel-chair accessible treehouse for Carolyn, who battles Rett’s Syndrome, a rare neurological genetic disorder that causes a severe muscle movement disability.
“We’ve been working safely here and making our safety observations, we are going to enable somebody’s wish in the community to come true,” Guy Hackwell, Shell Deer Park General Manager. “To able to make Carolyn’s wish come true is a thing we should all be immensely proud of.”
The treehouse will be built by the end of the year and will be a quiet refuge for the young woman who in addition to suffering daily from the disease, also sees medical issues spike from her anxiety created especially when there are loud noises or lots of activity.
“Just knowing there’s people out there that care and that are just willing to help Carolyn who’s not able to go out a lot,” said Ruby, Carolyn’s mother. “For her to have her own place and escape from all the noise, words just can’t express how grateful we are.”
The initiative was a partnership with the Make-A-Wish program and Shell.
“It’s very important that we have partners like Shell who can come forth and make generous donations and rollout programs like they are with the safety initiative in order for us to fund wishes like Carolyn’s” said Angela Garza, Director of Corporate Engagement with Make a Wish Texas Gulf Coast & Louisiana.
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