Valero Energy Corp. recently raised $1.39 million for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) in its “Share the Shamrock Spirit” campaign during which customers could make a donation to MDA at any of the company’s nearly 1,000 U.S. company-operated stores. The total raised is nearly 3% more on a per-store
basis than the amount donated last year.
“We’re proud to have had another successful MDA campaign, and to know we’re helping to make a difference in the lives of those fighting neuromuscular diseases,” said Gary Arthur, Valero’s senior vice president of retail marketing. “The amount raised in this campaign is truly a tribute to our hard-working and compassionate employees, and to our customers who give so generously. This would not be possible without them.”
All proceeds raised during the campaign were donated to MDA, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing vital services and information to individuals affected by neuromuscular diseases. MDA also funds a summer camp for children battling these diseases and supports research aimed at finding cures and treatments.
With its nationwide donation of $1,387,293, Valero’s retail stores have raised more than $11 million for MDA over the past 21 years.