Aberdeen Cyrenians is delighted to have received a donation of £18,000 from Chevron Upstream Europe as part of the company’s social investment programme.
The wives of some of Chevron’s executives from Aberdeen, London and the United States visited the charity this morning [Monday April 27] to present the cheque and learn more about the work it will support.
Aberdeen Cyrenians Depute Chief Executive Scott Baxter said: “We were extremely pleased to welcome the representatives from Chevron to our offices today, and were delighted to receive this very generous donation.
“Chevron’s ongoing support for our services, particularly our Street Alternatives service, is invaluable and we were thrilled to be able to show our visitors the impact their support has had on our services and service users.”
Some of the money will support the organisations Street Alternatives project which provides hot meals, showers and laundry facilities four times a week. The volunteer-led service is primarily accessed by those sleeping rough on the streets, and supports around 25 people per session.
“Street Alternatives relies on funding like this to buy fresh meat and vegetables for our meal service,” said Mr Baxter.
“Chevron also supports us by providing volunteer groups who work on a rota basis to offer practical help with meal preparation and social support to our service users during our Street Alternatives sessions.”
As well as the financial donation, the company donated food items collected from staff at a food drive run last week.
Laura Easton, Chevron Upstream Europe’s Stakeholder Engagement and Social Investment advisor, said: “Chevron supports its local communities by partnering with organisations that are focused on health, education and economic development.
“We have been working with the Cyrenians for 20 years and are proud to support an organisation that provides essential services to people in our community affected by homelessness.”