KINGSTON, N.Y., Jan. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- CITGO Marketer Warex Terminals Corporation, CITGO Petroleum Corporation and Miss New York 2014 Jillian Tapper recently brought special holiday cheer to the students and staff within the Kingston City School District. On Dec. 17, Warex Terminals presented the 344 students and 58 faculty and staff members of Chambers Elementary School in Kingston, N.Y. with an $8,000 donation at a special assembly following Warex's "Adopt A School" promotion.
"We wanted to assist the community that has been so generous to us," said Joseph Raineri, director of marketing with Warex Terminals. "With the assistance of the proprietors of the Ulster Avenue CITGO, we were able to give back to the teachers and staff who have contributed part of their annual income for classroom supplies, and who have donated so much of their time to help Chambers Elementary School thrive."
The Chambers Elementary Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) received five cents per gallon of the approximately 157,000 gallons of gasoline sold at the Ulster Avenue CITGO "Spirit Pump" from Aug. 23-Dec. 1 over the course of Warex's three-month sponsorship of Chambers Elementary.
"Supporting education at the local level is a key initiative for CITGO," stated Alan Flagg, assistant vice president of supply and marketing at CITGO. "Furthermore, it's a great privilege to partner with one of our local Marketers to give back to an educational institution that has been an important part of the Kingston community for nearly six decades."
Miss New York's attendance during the Dec. 17 check presentation, which included a baton twirling routine, and Miss Mohawk Valley's appearance at the August "Adopt A School" launch event stem from a partnership between CITGO and the Miss America Organization to promote topics such as education and healthy living.
"We are very appreciative of this support from CITGO and Warex," said Chambers Elementary Principal Stacia Felicello. "The money will help our school tremendously as we continue to strive to provide a nurturing environment for all of our students."
Chambers Elementary School first opened its doors in 1956 with 427 students, grades K-6. Throughout the years, the school and local community have worked together to provide a nurturing environment where all children can succeed based on the three R's: Respect, Responsibility, Ready to Learn.
Warex Terminals Corporation is one of the Northeast's largest independent distributors of gasoline and distillates, and has been providing quality products and services to its customers for more than 50 years. The company markets wholesale petroleum products to resellers, commercial end users, municipal and government accounts, major utilities, railroads and retail service stations, including both company-owned and dealer-owned locations. In addition, it supplies more than 200 major branded gasoline stations throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania.
CITGO is committed to giving back to the local communities it serves through its network of approximately 5,500 locally owned locations. CITGO Marketers and Retailers in New York, such as Warex Terminals Corporation, own and operate more than 400 locations and are proud to support their neighborhoods. For more information on the positive impact of the locally owned CITGO stations, visit www.fuelinggood.com.
Based in Houston, CITGO 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 Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A., the national oil company of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. For more information, visit www.CITGO.com.