IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) announced that 10 community improvement projects around the globe will each receive $10,000 from Fluor’s $100,000 Global Community Project Fund. In addition to the funding, the winning projects (five U.S. and five international) will each receive support from Fluor employee volunteers to complete their projects before December 31, 2014.
The 10 winning projects are:
- Repair Classroom Damaged by Typhoon Haiyan; World Vision; Cebu, the Philippines
- Creating a Vegetable Garden and Irrigation System; La Buena Esperanza; Lima, Peru
- Establish a Science Lab at School for Underprivileged Children; Saksham Bal Vikas Sanstha; New Delhi, India
- Repair Termite Damaged Infrastructure at a Foster Home for Girls; Las Creches; Santiago, Chile
- Packing Food to Help End Hunger in South Africa; Stop Hunger Now; Woodmead, South Africa
- Encouraging Kids to Read by Providing Age-Appropriate Books; Reading to Kids; Aliso Viejo, Calif.
- Creating a Mobile STEM Lab; Girls Inc. of Orange County; Aliso Viejo, Calif.
- Renovating a Facility to Support Salvation Army's Men's Rehabilitation Program; Salvation Army of Greenville; Greenville, S.C.
- Providing a Safe and Healthy Environment at Child Abuse Center; Julie Valentine Center; Greenville, S.C.
- A New STEM Lab for At-Risk Youth; Bethel’s Place; Houston, Texas
“These 10 employee-nominated community improvement partnership projects are excellent examples of Fluor’s commitment to make communities where Fluor has a presence better places through our philanthropic funds and employee volunteer efforts,” said Torrence Robinson, senior director, community affairs and president of the Fluor Foundation. “We thank the Fluor employees, the nominated charitable organizations and the general public for their efforts in helping select these 10 winning projects. We encourage everyone to follow the blogs and read about the progress of these projects as they help make sustainable impacts in communities around the world.”
Fluor employees from offices and project sites in more than 14 countries participated in the Global Community Project Fund, nominating 137 community improvement projects for local charitable organizations. Thirty project nominations were selected as finalists, and the 10 winners were chosen by a worldwide public vote. In total, more than 170,000 votes were cast on Fluor’s website.
Nominating employees will blog about their projects progress throughout the year. At the end of the year, a best-in-class project will be selected and the benefitting charitable organization will receive an additional $10,000 to further its cause.
For more about the winning projects and to follow their blogs, visit http://community-fund.fluor.com/.
The first Community Fund, launched during Fluor’s centennial anniversary in 2012, enabled employees and partnering charitable organizations to help enrich the lives of 45,000 individuals in communities around the world.
About Fluor Corporation
Fluor Corporation is a global engineering and construction firm that designs and builds some of the world's most complex projects. The company creates and delivers innovative solutions for its clients in engineering, procurement, fabrication, construction, maintenance and project management on a global basis. For more than a century, Fluor has served clients in the energy, chemicals, government, industrial, infrastructure, mining and power market sectors. Headquartered in Irving, Texas, Fluor ranks 110 on the FORTUNE 500 list. With more than 40,000 employees worldwide, the company's revenue for 2013 was $27.4 billion. Visit Fluor at www.fluor.com and follow on Twitter @FluorCorp.