Phillips Energy Raises $1,560 for Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society on Giving Tuesday 2019
Phillips Energy is pleased to announce that its participation in the 2019 Giving Tuesday movement, the propane and heating fuel company’s annual effort to support a local charity during the post-Thanksgiving shopping blitz, resulted in a donation of $1,560 to the Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society.
On Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, just after Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Phillips Energy donated a portion of retail sales, including fuel sold at the gas station near Gloucester Point, to the Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society.
“This amount represents six lives saved and will enable us to treat six heartworm positive dogs,” said April Martinez, Executive Director of the Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society. “The Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society is one of just a few shelters in the area that takes in and treats heartworm positive dogs and helps them find their forever homes.”
The Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society is an open-admission, non-profit shelter serving Middle Peninsula communities. As a non-profit organization, only a small percentage of the society's operating funds come from the counties they support. The rest comes from fundraising efforts by volunteers, grants, and other sources – like Giving Tuesday.
Up to 2,000 animals come through their doors each year.
“Phillips Energy has much to be thankful for and while we work hard to give back to our community all year long, we were honored to participate in Giving Tuesday again this year,” said Phillips Energy Vice President Elizabeth McCormick. “Giving Tuesday gives us an opportunity to take that giving spirit and spread it a little further by helping people and causes in our community who need it most.”
Phillips Energy’s Giving Tuesday efforts have supported the Bread for Life Community Food Pantry, The Samaritan Group, the Alzheimer’s Association, the Laurel Shelter and the Gloucester Housing Partnership.