HOUSTON and NEW YORK, Feb. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CITGO Petroleum Corporation recently recognized the Maria Luisa de Moreno International Foundation (MLMIF) of New York City as one of its latest Fueling Good winners. The non-profit received $5,000 in CITGO Gift Cards to help provide immigrants access to educational services, job skill training and other programs to ensure that they are contributing members of their communities and reaching their full potential in their new host country.
"Our foundation believes in building a better future for families. However, with the current economy, resources are limited and it's hard for our program to do everything we want to do for the people that we serve," said Gloria Pino, general coordinator of NYC for MLMIF. "Thanks to the CITGO Fueling Good program, we will be able to help more families and individuals by increasing the number of social projects we can do."
Founded in 2000, the Maria Luisa de Moreno International Foundation was created to bring families together through the integration of educational programs that strengthen family values, life skills and professional capacities. The social programs offered by MLMIF include higher education, health and ecologic programs, such as local park clean-ups. MLMIF also promotes gender equality, a healthy home environment and prevention of all forms of abuse. Since 2007, 27 MLMIF offices have been established in nine states to support immigrant families as they prepare to be model citizens in their newly adopted country.
Over the past four years, CITGO has donated more than a million miles of good to more than 200 local heroes and non-profit organizations through its Fueling Good program. In the latest campaign, an all-time record of more than 300,000 votes were cast to determine the 12 winning 501(c)(3) organizations. To learn more about the Fueling Good program and past program recipients, visit www.fuelinggood.com.
CITGO, based in Houston, is a refiner, transporter and marketer of transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals and other industrial products. The company is owned by PDV America, Inc., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A., the national oil company of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
For more information visit www.CITGO.com.