Photo by Bernie Goldstein
Tuesday, December 1st is globally recognized as “Giving Tuesday” to celebrate gift giving with a higher purpose. In keeping with “Giving Tuesday” California Resources Corporation (CRC) presented their gift of $25,000 to help build Kellogg Park, located at the corner of Kellogg Street and Ventura Avenue.
Mayor Cheryl Heitmann made brief thank you remarks in accepting CRC’s “big check” at the family-friendly event which featured free kids activities and refreshments. Many community members were in attendance.
The process to build Kellogg Park began in 2012 through the collaborative efforts of the public, the Westside Community Council, the Kellogg Park Working Group, city staff and The Trust for Public Land. With the generous donation from CRC $50,000 has been raised to create this new park on Ventura’s Westside.
Amy Fonzo of California Resources Corporation stated “In celebration of ‘Giving Tuesday’ and CRC’s one-year anniversary of operations, we are proud to support the City of Ventura with this contribution so we can help build the dream called ‘Kellogg Park’. CRC values providing ample, affordable and reliable energy to Californians and being a valued neighbor in local communities by supporting projects like Kellogg Park. CRC’s employees live and work in Ventura and are commitment to improving the lives of people living on the Central Coast.”