According to the Milwaukee Courier, the CITGO-Venezuela Corporation will donate 30,000 compact fluorescent light bulbs to low-income households in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, through the county’s Social Development Commission (SDC), which plans, coordinates and offers programs to help low-income families.
The compact fluorescent light bulbs use considerably less electricity than traditional light bulbs, have a longer life and save significantly more energy in households where they are used.
According to the weekly newspaper, the light bulbs donated by the CITGO-Venezuela Energy Efficient Lighting Program will be distributed by the SDC to families and individuals participating in the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).
CITGO, based in Houston, is a refiner, transporter and marketer of transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals and other industrial products. The company is owned by PDV America, Inc., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A., the national oil company of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
For further information on the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), click here.
For further information on CITGO Petroleum Corporation, visit www.citgo.com
Read the Milwaukee Courier Weekly Newspaper original story here.
Press Office – Venezuelan Embassy to the U.S. / September 12, 2011