From disaster relief aid to strengthening our local educational systems and keeping our environment safe and clean, we take an active role by volunteering in our communities.
We work independently and with outside organizations to promote community development in the focused areas of public health and safety, education and community sports and art programs.
We support our communities in many different ways, the least of which is through donating resources to help organizations that are making a difference in the lives of our neighbors every day.
Helping Brazilian Flood Victims
In the wake of one of the country’s worst natural disaster in several decades, citizens and companies mobilized immediately to send donations to help the victims restore their lives and reconstruct their devastated homes.
At Afton Chemical Brazil, employees worked together to campaign for donations of clothing, food, hygiene and cleaning items, diapers, potable water, and other supplies. Employees worked with one of our transportation partners, who donated the use of a truck, to load the supplies for delivery to the disaster site. In addition to delivering supplies, Afton Chemical also made an aid-relief donation to the cause.
The donations were delivered at a levy site in Nova Friburgo, one of the cities hardest hit by the tragedy.
In an old converted factory, volunteers and community leaders helped with receiving and distributing the donations among the needy families.
This much-needed help will give those who’ve lost so much a chance to start re-building their lives.
Bicycling for Multiple Sclerosis
Afton employees teamed up to take part in “Bike MS,” a fundraising event sponsored by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. This annual 2-day, 150-mile ride starts in Richmond, VA, USA, where Afton’s global headquarters is located.
Bicyclists spend the night in historic Williamsburg, VA and pedal back to Richmond the following day.
The race raises funds and awareness for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society to help aid in their continued effort to help those who are affected by MS. Each bike rider is committed to raising contributions for the cause.
The Central Virginia Chapter of the Society mobilizes people and resources to drive research for a cure and address the challenges of everyone affected by MS.
It also provides support services and programs for the 3,000 people and their 7,500 family members in central Virginia living with MS. Globally, Multiple Sclerosis affects approximately 2.5 million people.