September 10, 2015
Houston – Flint Hills Resources has donated a truckload of Quilted Northern® bath tissue to The Bridge Over Troubled Waters (The Bridge), the 8th largest crisis center and shelter in Texas, serving southeast Harris County for the last 37 years. The donation is worth more than $40,000.
The universal necessity arrived yesterday via an 18-wheeler at The Bridge’s doorstep in Pasadena, Texas, just a few miles from Flint Hills Resources’ Houston facility. The Bridge assists and shelters women, children and men in crisis, serving approximately 20,000 people each year.
Becky Kyles, The Bridge’s Associate Director of Development said, “This donation is greatly appreciated and will help thousands of people. ‘Giving back’ is a lot more than writing checks, it’s becoming a partner, a friend, and pitching in when it matters most. We are proud to have a neighbor like Flint Hills Resources with such a giving attitude and willingness to step in and offer exactly what we have asked for.”
Flint Hills Resources employees lend a helping hand at a number of events that benefit local non-profit organizations that help empower others. The Flint Hills Resources Houston leadership team recently volunteered at The Bridge on the first day of school.
“When we toured The Bridge’s facility, they said very candidly that bath tissue was something that most people don’t think to donate but it is definitely needed. We saw an opportunity to help because our sister company, Georgia-Pacific, makes bath tissue,” said James Rhame, Flint Hills Resources Houston facility site manager. “We are honored to be able to help our neighbor meet the needs of the community.”
About Flint Hills Resources
Flint Hills Resources is an industry leader in refining, chemicals, and biofuels and ingredients, with operations primarily in Texas and the Midwest. Its manufacturing capability is built upon six decades of refining experience, and the company has expanded its operations through capital projects and acquisitions worth more than $11 billion since 2002. Based in Wichita, Kansas, the company has more than 5,000 employees and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc. Please find more information at www.fhr.com.
About The Bridge Over Troubled Waters
Through vision, passion and diligence during the past 37 years, The Bridge has become the 8th largest family crisis center in Texas, annually serving approximately 20,000 people through residential/non-residential services and community outreach and prevention/education programs. The Bridge’s service area is southeast Harris County, Texas, a population of approximately 526,000, including the cities of Pasadena; South Houston; La Porte; Jacinto City; Channelview; Deer Park; Galena Park; Baytown and the southeast portion of Houston. Please find more information at www.thebridgeovertroubledwaters.org.
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