LIMA — Ten area businesses received $10,000 donations from the Husky Lima Refinery Charity Golf Outing.
The 13th annual event raised a total of $100,000, and throughout its course has raised a total of $1.3 million.
Those businesses include the Allen County 4-H, Big Brothers Big Sisters of West Central Ohio, Bradfield Community Center, Cornerstone of Hope, Crime Victim Services’ Day One program, Family Promise of Lima/Allen County, Habitat for Humanity-Lima Area, Lima Rescue Mission, Our Daily Bread and Samaritan House.
Claudio Ingaramo, vice president of U.S. refining, said the golf outing committee votes to select the organizations based on those who align with Husky’s mission.
“Our mission is to protect our employees, the community and the environment,” he said. “The community and the refinery have a continuous exchange of resources, and human resources are the most valuable of them.”
Several of the agencies and programs work with area youth, including the Allen County 4-H, Bradfield Community Center and Cornerstone of Hope.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of West Central Ohio Executive Director John Neville said their organization will continue to fund a mentor program.
“Our school-based mentoring programs work with kids who are the neediest kids in their schools, not the most popular, not the most academically or athletically successful, they feel like they are on the fringes, and what we do by matching them in one-to-one matches with high school mentors is give them above everything else, a sense of belonging to their school,” Neville said. “The results are showing that these kids are doing better across the board, getting along better with peers, with teachers, their academics are improving, and we are going to continue to use this money to do exactly that purpose.”
Crime Victim Services are planning to fund programs for training and direct services for survivors at the Northwest Ohio Rescue and Restore Coalition. The Habitat for Humanity, Lima Rescue Mission, Samaritan House are planning to use their funds to help with structural upgrades.
Reach Tara Jones at 567-242-0511.