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January 25, 2013

ITDRC Receives Kudos from CITGO and Sun Coast Resources

The Information Technology Disaster Resource Center (ITDRC) was founded in 2009 primarily with the intention of helping businesses recover from disasters by ensuring continuity of operations and reducing the financial impact.

All the good work was apparently not in vain for CITGO Petroleum Corporation and local marketer Sun Coast Resources appreciated its efforts and recognized ITDRC as one of the latest Fueling Good Winners.

The chief aim of the reward is to reduce the financial burden of disaster hit organizations and also help a community in need.

“All of us at Sun Coast have a first-hand understanding of the intense level of need that follows a natural disaster. We are honored to join CITGO in recognizing ITDRC for the work it does across the country," said Kyle Lehne , director of emergency services at Sun Coast Resources, Inc.

In fact, Sun Coast appreciated the importance of the work that ITDRC did only when it deployed resources and volunteers to the East Coast in the wake of the destruction and devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy.

As a result, the Texas not-for-profit will give $5,000 in CITGO gift cards. ITDRC can use these gift cards for the good of the community. It can provide resources in the form of equipment or supplies that will help companies protect themselves in the case of a disaster and also provide others to recover the technology assets that they may have lost. Operating from coast to coast, it is supported by more than 250 volunteers.

“We are so grateful to Sun Coast and CITGO for the donation and the recognition. This gift will allow us to help even more people in 2013," said Joe Hillis, operations director at ITDRC.

By providing emergency communications and technological services to communities and small businesses affected by catastrophes, ITDRC is living up to its reputation as an outstanding not-for-profit organization with the goal of providing extensive guidance during disasters.

Recently, CITGO announced that its Lemont Refinery donated 60 desktop computers to the Power Connection, a community organization that works to "Empower People for Life." According to a release, the equipment will be used as part of the Power Connection's training courses designed to help men and women who are under-trained, under-paid and overlooked. 

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Edited by Brooke Neuman

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