ARG employees raise funds for local non-profits

American Refining Group Inc. (ARG) employees this summer undertook two fundraisers netting a total of $1,326 for local non-profits First Night Bradford and the YWCA.

A collection of various gift cards, valued at $450 and donated by the company’s Leadership Team, was offered via raffle to employees and their families at its annual family picnic in July. The raffle raised $526 – $500 of which was matched by ARG’s Employee Matching Gifts Program for a total donation of $1,026. ARG’s Picnic Committee Chairman and Logistics Coordinator Jacob DeVolder, presented the check to YWCA Executive Director Vanessa Castano on Aug. 2.

Senior Research & Development Chemist John Peterson was also on hand to present a check to First Night Bradford Co-chairperson Don Martyna. Peterson organized the ARG golf outing at Pine Acres Country Club in which 21 teams participated and supported a 50/50 raffle to benefit First Night. The raffle netted $150 and a $150 company match for a total donation of $300.

With a philanthropic spirit that is cultivated corporately and encouraged in its employees, ARG focuses its charitable giving on education, economic development, human services and health care.

American Refining Group Inc.’s Jacob DeVolder (left) and John Peterson (right) present checks to Bradford YWCA Executive Director Vanessa Castano and First Night Bradford Co-chairperson Don Martyna at ARG on Wednesday. ARG employees raised the funds during the company’s recent 20th anniversary events.

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