Phillips Energy, With the Help of the Community, Donates $7,603 to Alzheimer’s Association
Phillips Energy is “pumped” to announce, thanks to the generosity of the community, it presented a $7,603.08 donation to the Alzheimer’s Association, fueling their efforts to eradicate the disease and support families across the Middle Peninsula living with it each day.
Phillips Energy Vice President Elizabeth McCormick presented the check to Katie Hood of the Alzheimer’s Association September 26 following a series of fundraisers sponsored by the energy company.
The fundraising total break down was the following:
$1158.10: from the June 21 “Longest Day” fundraiser where Phillips Energy pledged 10 percent of its sales from its retail fuel station at Gloucester Point to the Association. Customers also donated cash and the Prost! German Food Truck on site during the event donated a portion of its sales.
$2,774.98: from the total number of gallons of gas pumped from the “Pumped to End ALZ” propane truck in the Phillips Energy fleet January through August. A portion of every gallon pumped from the truck is earmarked for the Association all year long.
$3670: from the “PUMPED TO END ALZ” celebrity gas attendant fundraiser held in September that included a car wash and sales of Waypoint Seafood & Grill corn and crab chowder and caramel corn.
Local celebrities – D’Shawn Wright of Body by D, Juan Carillo of Juan’s Mexican Café and Cantina, Gloucester Sheriff Darrell Warren, “Roc” Richards professional wrestler, Theresa and Troy Stavens of the Inn at Warner Hall, Bobby Hatten of Patten, Wornom, Hatten & Diamonstein, L.C., Michael Hudgins of Hudgins Holiday, Chris Leigh of Oyster Cove Boatworks and Yacht Brokerage, Commonwealth’s Attorney Holly Smith, and Sammy Larrimore of Get U There Designated Driver Service – volunteered their day to pump fuel and help customers in exchange for tips for the Association.
The Phillips Energy team donated their time and held a car wash on site during the event, too.
“We can’t thank our Phillips Energy family and the community enough for coming together in support of this important cause, one that’s very close to our hearts,” McCormick said. “Soon we will end Alzheimer’s and we will do it because we all came together.”
For more information about the Alzheimer’s Association, visit www.alz.org.