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Valero Wilmington Refinery Gives $25,000 to GangFree® Life


Brissa Sotelo-Vargas
(323) 377-6091

LOS ANGELES, CA November 2018 – The Gang Alternatives Program, Gangfree Life® received a total of $25,000.00 from Valero Wilmington Refinery who helped raise the funds through sponsorship of the 2018 Valero Texas Open and Benefit for Children held in San Antonio.

Valero has been a proud sponsor of the Gang Alternatives Program (GAP), and has been a long standing partner and supporter of our Community Clean Up and Gangfree Life® Programs. Valero has also been a front-runner in supporting GAP’s innovative Gangfree Life® programs. Valero has been a stalwart supporter, and their dedication to the community in providing funding that creates life-changing moments for our youth. GAP is proud of our partnership with Valero to help keep the GAP vision alive by preventing our young people from joining gangs.

About Valero:

Valero Energy Corporation, through its subsidiaries, is an international manufacturer and marketer of transportation fuels and other petrochemical products. Valero, a Fortune 50 company based in San Antonio, Texas, with approximately 10,000 employees, is an independent petroleum refiner and ethanol producer, and its assets include 15 petroleum refineries with a combined throughput capacity of approximately 3.1 million barrels per day and 11 ethanol plants with a combined production capacity of 1.4 billion gallons per year. The petroleum refineries are located in the United States (U.S.), Canada and the United Kingdom (U.K.), and the ethanol plants are located in the Mid-Continent region of the U.S. In addition, Valero owns the 2 percent general partner interest and a majority limited partner interest in Valero Energy Partners LP, a midstream master limited partnership. Valero sells its products in both the wholesale rack and bulk markets, and approximately 7,400 outlets carry Valero’s brand names in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and Ireland. Please visit for more information.

About GAP:

GAP is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit corporation, provides services and programs to promote a Gangfree® Lifestyle to young people and their families. Since 1986, GAP’s leadership in primary prevention in anti-gang strategy has been instrumental in violence reduction and community rebuilding. Headquartered in Wilmington, California, GAP, the only gang prevention program in Los Angeles focused on keeping elementary school children out of gangs. For more information about Gang Alternatives Program (GAP) events, activities, services, programs, and facilities, go to, or contact (310) 519-7233.

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