Oct 11, 2013 4:00 PM by Veronica Flores
CORPUS CHRISTI - Ten non-profit organizations are getting a large chunk of money thanks to Citgo.
Citgo officials announced this year's recipients of the 2013 "Hands for Hillcrest" grants during a news conference this morning.
The recipients signed documentation to receive the grant money. Those recipients include Citizens for Educational Excellence, Communities in Schools of the Coastal Bend, Food Bank of Corpus Christi, It's Your Life Foundation, Mary McLeod Bethune Day Nursery, Nueces County Community Action Agency, Palmer Drug Abuse Program, Sea City Work Camp, the Westside Business Association, and YWCA.
Shirley Syamken, the Executive Director of Sea City Work Camp, says "It's going to go a very long way. with our grant that we will be receiving, we are going to be able to go outside of our box from what we normally can do."
Citgo estabished the "Hands for Hillcrest" program last year, pledging as much as 1.5 million dollars to non-profit groups that provide essential services to hillcrest residents or programs that enhance the quality of life in the community.