IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) announced today that it has selected two employee-led community projects to receive its best in class distinction for the company’s Centennial Community Fund program. The two winning projects – “New Sanitation Facilities for the Haryana Welfare Centre for Persons with Speech & Hearing Impairment” in New Delhi, India; and “Project Host Greenhouse” in Greenville, South Carolina – will each receive $10,000 in addition to the original grants that Fluor awarded last year.
“These two employee-led community projects are excellent examples of Fluor’s commitment to making the world around us a better place through our philanthropic funds and employee volunteer hours,” said Glenn Gilkey, senior vice president human resources and administration. “As a global company working in both developed and developing countries, we strive to improve the communities in which our employees live and work through programs and organizations that make sure basic human needs are being met. I am truly proud of the time and effort that all of our employees invest in these programs.”
In honor of the company’s 100th anniversary celebration throughout 2012, Fluor established the $100,000 Centennial Community Fund and selected 10 charitable organizations, which were nominated by Fluor employees. Each recipient received $10,000 as well as employee volunteers to help complete their projects.
As part of the selection process, Fluor employees initially nominated more than 200 different organizations and community projects from around the globe. The finalists were chosen through a world-wide employee vote and were announced during the company’s global Centennial celebration on April 21, 2012.
The Haryana Welfare Centre for Persons with Speech & Hearing Impairment in New Delhi provides rehabilitation services for students with hearing and speech impairments. With support from Fluor’s Centennial Community Fund, the organization is building new health, sanitation and playground facilities to support more than 250 students. Along with Fluor volunteers, the center is also completing renovations to its existing washrooms and living rooms.
Founded in 1981, Project Host is a unique program that features a culinary school that trains unemployed individuals in the necessary job and life skills required for work in professional kitchens. Through its Feeding Hungry Children Project, the organization prepares healthy, scratch-made meals for 400 children each day, and its soup kitchen feeds approximately 200 adults daily. With Fluor’s contribution and company volunteers, the organization built a greenhouse to prolong its growing season for its garden to support the culinary school and soup kitchen.
For information about these two community projects, please visit www.fluor100.com.
About Fluor Corporation
For more than 100 years, Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) has partnered with its clients to design, build and maintain many of the world's most challenging and complex capital projects. Through its global network of offices on six continents, Fluor's 43,000 employees provide comprehensive capabilities and world-class expertise in the fields of engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, fabrication, operations, maintenance and project management. Today, the company serves a global client base in the energy, chemicals, government, industrial, infrastructure, operations & maintenance, manufacturing & life sciences, mining, power and transportation sectors. Headquartered in Irving, Texas, Fluor ranks 124 on the FORTUNE 500 list and had revenue of $24.3 billion in 2011. For more information, visit www.fluor.com.
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