The donations are part of more than $1 million in charitable contributions being donated nationally

Buckeye Partners, L.P. ("Buckeye") announced today it is making more than $60,000 in charitable contributions to help local South Texas nonprofits provide long-term support and assist communities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Buckeye’s local teams in Corpus Christi identified and contributed to four different nonprofits in their community that are making a positive impact in the fight against the pandemic.


The donations are part of more than $1 million in charitable contributions being donated across all operating areas.


"The health and wellbeing of our local workforce and the communities where we operate are our top priority at Buckeye Partners," said Buckeye Partners President and CEO Clark C. Smith. "Given the impact this national medical emergency is having on so many of our communities, we’re proud of our employees and their support for all of the volunteers and organizations working so hard to assist those in need during this unprecedented time."


Buckeye’s donations, which are coming from its general operating funds, will benefit food banks, hospitals, first responders, shelters and other local charities in the Corpus Christi area, such as the Coastal Bend Food Bank, which is receiving $25,000 in contributions. The South Texas team chose nonprofits that have been instrumental in providing assistance to the victims and heroes of the pandemic.


These donations continue a tradition of charitable giving at Buckeye which has helped communities recover after disasters and catastrophic weather events, including September 11 as well as Hurricanes Sandy, Harvey, Matthew, Maria and Dorian.


About Buckeye Partners: Buckeye Partners, L.P., a wholly owned investment of the IFM Global Infrastructure Fund, owns and operates a diversified global network of integrated assets providing midstream logistic solutions, primarily consisting of the transportation, storage, processing and marketing of liquid petroleum products.