Hess Corporation commits $50,000 Presenting Sponsorship to Easter Seals Greater Houston's Annual Walk With Me to help Houstonians with Disabilities
Jun 11, 2015, 11:11 ET
HOUSTON, June 11, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Easter Seals Greater Houston, a non-profit provider of disability services, receives $50,000 presenting sponsorship from Hess Corporation, a leading global company devoted to exploring oil, gas and energy solutions, in support of their annual 5K Family Fun Walk, Walk With Me. The $50,000 contributed by Hess will help Easter Seals to continue providing life-changing services to over 8,500 children and adults with disabilities and their families living in the Greater Houston area each year.
The funds raised through Walk With Me will enable children to have life changing experiences at camps, receive adaptive equipment and toys, offer social interactions for disabled adults, provide encouraging services for at-risk high school students, and place service dogs with disabled American military veterans, among many other programs Easter Seals offers.
"We are extremely grateful for Hess's support and are humbled by the initiative they have taken to make an impact on the lives of the clients we serve," said Elise Hough, Easter Seals Greater Houston, CEO. In addition to their corporate support, employees felt inspired to raise additional funds to donate to Easter Seals programs beyond what was committed by the corporation. Over 350 Hess employees and their families registered to walk on April 25, 2015.
About Easter Seals Greater Houston
Easter Seals Greater Houston, Inc., a United Way Agency, is a non-profit corporation established to provide comprehensive services to individuals of all ages with all types of disabilities and their families. As the only local organization providing a broad range of comprehensive services to individuals and families affected by disabilities, Easter Seals of Greater Houston operate: Early Childhood Intervention; Respite Services; Toy/Tech & Play Groups including BridgingApps™; HighSchool/High Tech; Home of Your Own; Therapy Services; The Caroline School, A Day Program; Camps and Case Management; Social Motion Skills; Transition Services; Adult Services, and Veteran's Services. For more information, visit www.eastersealshouston.org.
About Hess Corporation
Hess Corporation is a leading global independent energy company primarily engaged in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas. The company is committed to meet the highest standards of corporate citizenship and create long-lasting positive impact in the communities where they do business, especially in the areas of education, health and community development. For more information on Hess Corporation, visit www.hess.com.
SOURCE Easter Seals Greater Houston
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