Port Authority employees and retirees are the frontlines of outreach activities in the community. Whether helping to clean up Galveston Bay and area waterways, conducting Junior Achievement lessons at Port Houston Elementary School, or giving blood, Port Authority employees readily volunteer their time and talent as Port SupPORTers. Many of our employees live in the communities surrounding the port and giving back to those communities is something that comes very naturally to them.
That volunteer spirit does not diminish at retirement. Port Ambassadors are retirees who continue to do good work in the community on behalf of the port.
In 2011, the Port Authority became a certifying organization for the national Presidential Volunteer Service Award for the first time. More than 50 volunteers gave more than 4,000 hours of service, earning them the President’s Volunteer Service Award – Bronze Level. Issued by the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation, the national award was established in 2003 and is available annually to those who have demonstrated exemplary citizenship through volunteering.
The Port Authority recognizes that by serving as a catalyst for positive change to build more vibrant communities, a renewed spirit of citizenship and pride is generated among our employees. The Combined Charities campaign aims to provide financial, in-kind and volunteer support to organizations supported by the United Way, Earth Share of Texas and Community Health Charities. In 2011, the goal of the campaign was to raise $20,000 from employees. For the second year, Port Authoruty employees surpassed their Combined Charities goal by contributing over $35,000.
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