Valero Benicia Refinery Presents $550,000 to Local Children's Charities

Valero’s Benicia Refinery distributed $550,000 to local charities from funds raised through the Valero Texas Open (VTO) and Valero Benefit for Children (BFC).

This year the tournament and associated events, including the BFC, generated a record breaking $22 million in net proceeds for charitable organizations across the country, including those in the Solano & Contra Costa area. The tournament is ranked #1 once again on the PGA TOUR in charitable fundraising.

“Right now, charity wins every round in Solano & Contra Costa County”, said Josh Tulino, Vice President and General Manager of the Valero Benicia Refinery. “We’re proud to partner with these agencies and work together to improve children’s lives in Solano & Contra Costa Counties.” 

The 2022 Valero Benefit for Children local recipients are: 

• Bay Area Crisis Nursery 

• Benicia Unified School District 

• Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Solano County 

• Fighting Back Partnership 

• Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano County 

• Junior Achievement of Northern California 

• Kyle Hyland Foundation for Teen Support– Benicia Teen Center 

• Loma Vista Farms 

• Play 4 All Park

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Valero Benicia CAP Receives Presentation About the Solano Land Trust

Valero Benicia Refinery released its 2022 Solano Land Trust presentation. As business partners in conservation, together they strive to protect some of the most beautiful natural parks in Solano County. 

Their main focus is to:

  • Protect land to serve both conservation and community needs 
  • Model stewardship to balance inclusive recreation and conservation 
  • Catalyze community support and actions to address climate change 
  • Expand opportunities for meaningful outdoor experiences for all people 

Founded in 1986, the Solano Land Trust was the result of open space advocates, land developers, and a municipal government working together to benefit the community.

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Valero Benicia Refinery Hosts Law Enforcement K9 Training

Valero Benicia Refinery Security Manager (RSM) worked with members from both the Benicia Police Department (BPD) and the Solano County Sheriff’s Office (Solano SO) and provided a location for officers to conduct K9 Training. Police Service Dogs from both agencies and their law enforcement handlers, conducted obedience, suspect search, handler protection and both narcotic and bomb searches at the Valero East Training Facility.

The Benicia Refinery will be conducting an Annual Exercise in the next few months focusing on a suspicious package found. This package will have a “bomb” training aid hidden in it. The annual exercise will involve Allied Universal Security Services (AUSS), BPD, Valero Fire, and possibly Benicia Fire Department and Travis Air Force Base Explosive Ordinance Disposal Unit and test the response and interaction between each agency. This annual exercise will meet the requirements set forth in the Facility Security Plan at the Benicia Refinery.

Community Information Night

The Valero Benicia Refinery Community Advisory Panel (CAP) invites residents to learn about the refinery and its fence line air monitoring system,

The meeting will be on Tuesday, December 13th from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm. The meeting will be held at :

  • Valero East, 610 Industrial Way, Benicia, CA

*Please park in the back of the building

For further information, please contact the Valero Community Relations Department at (707)-745-7534 or [email protected]

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Resources for Benicia Residents

5 Ways to stay informed about Valero Benicia Refinery

  1. Valero's 24-hour Community Relations Phone Number: 707-74507534 email: [email protected]
  2. Sign up for Refinery Notifications at Valero Benicia Refinery Community Relations website:
  3. Sign up for Non-Emergency Notifications with your email or telephone number at the City of Benicia's Public information Bank website:
  4. Valero Benicia Community Advisory Panel (CAP) website:
  5. Benicia Refinery Air Monitoring Program website:

Please call 707-745-7534 for additional questions.
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