LEXINGTON, Ky., May 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Preliminary figures show that Valvoline Inc. (NYSE: VVV) has raised an estimated $40,000 for Lexington Habitat for Humanity from the Valvoline™ Community Celebration on May 13.
The celebration included a giant garage sale of office furniture and Valvoline logo items and a live auction of racing memorabilia.
"We are so grateful Valvoline chose us to benefit from the incredible day of celebrating their new home by helping others in our community have a decent place to live," said Rachel Childress, CEO of Lexington Habitat for Humanity. "At Habitat, we talk a lot about loving our neighbors — all of our neighbors. Valvoline is a prime example of a corporation who does just that."
In tangible terms, Childress said $40,000 would provide:
- The roof, foundation, plumbing, HVAC system and more for a new house in Habitat's homebuyer program.
- In Habitat's repair program, it would provide eight homeowners with new roofs, new HVAC system, new floor joists or refurbished bathrooms to allow someone with mobility issues to have a walk-in shower rather than a bathtub.
Valvoline CEO Sam Mitchell said, "Being able to celebrate Valvoline's new home and share it with our community and with Habitat made it a special day. The Valvoline team's willingness to pitch in and contribute to the community never ceases to amaze me."
The Valvoline Community Celebration drew a crowd estimated at a few thousand. Besides the sales and auction, the day included a car cruise-in, kids activities, food trucks and public tours of the new Valvoline World Headquarters.
Valvoline Inc. (NYSE: VVV) is a leading worldwide producer and distributor of premium branded automotive, commercial and industrial lubricants, and automotive chemicals. Valvoline ranks as the No. 2 quick-lube chain by number of stores and No. 3 passenger car motor oil brand in the DIY market by volume in the United States. The brand operates and franchises more than 1,070 Valvoline Instant Oil Change℠ centers in the United States. It also markets Valvoline™ lubricants and automotive chemicals; MaxLife™ lubricants created for higher-mileage engines, SynPower™ synthetic motor oil; and Zerex™ antifreeze. Visit www.valvoline.com to learn more.
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