Global Partners Helps Keep Columbia County Families Warm for the Holidays

December 20, 2017

Global has once again pledged funds to Hope of Rainier and Community Action Team to help keep Columbia County families warm and fed this winter.

Since 1988, HOPE has been dedicated to providing emergency service to those in need in the greater Rainier, Oregon community.

Community Action Team Inc. helps meet the basic needs of disadvantaged families in Columbia, Clatsop and Tillamook Counties.

Helping local area residents through the hardships of winter is a cause of great importance to Global. For the upcoming winter season, Global has pledged an overall total of more than 20,000 gallons of home heating oil as well as funds to the various communities it serves.


Global Clatskanie Supports Local 4-H Program While Feeding the Hungry

September 26, 2017

The Columbia County Fair & Rodeo in St. Helens, Oregon is a great community event that brings people together for entertainment and education, and supports multiple vendors and programs, including 4-H and FFA.

In July, Global Clatskanie purchased a healthy, locally raised farm animal from a Clatskanie 4-H member and donated it to the Columbia Pacific Food Bank (CPFB). The CPFB works to alleviate hunger throughout Columbia County with healthy food and resources, and Global was glad to help the cause.


Global Partners and Employees Come Together to Support Harvey Victims

August 31, 2017

Global Partners has a long history of supporting local communities, and this time employees are helping, too.

“Global has a long and rich history based around family,” said Global Partners President and CEO Eric Slifka. “While we have grown and evolved tremendously, I believe that our roots have remained central to our culture. Seeing families all over southeast Texas affected by Hurricane Harvey without a place to stay, food to eat, or clothes on their back hits close to home.”

To contribute the relief efforts for Harvey victims, Global is holding a fundraising campaign with proceeds that will directly benefit the Houston Food Bank. Global will also match all employee contributions up to $15,000.

The Houston Food Bank is an organization that provides ongoing support to the southeast Texas community by providing food to those who need it.

“With the recent devastation brought on by Hurricane Harvey, more people than ever will need help feeding their families while struggling over the next several months to rebuild their lives,” said Slifka.

You can also contribute to the Houston Food Bank through their website. »

Global Donates Over $20,000 for Local Columbia County Nonprofit Scholarship Program

August 11, 2017

On August 5, 2017, Global attended and contributed to a record-breaking Black Tie & Blue Jeans fundraiser in Columbia County. The nonprofit, Columbia Learning Center, hosts this summer social and auction every year for their Chance to Become scholarship program. And this year, Global was happy to donate more than $20,000 toward the cause.

Excerpt from Columbia County Spotlight, “Black Tie & Blue Jeans event breaks fundraising record”:

It was a record breaking week for the Columbia Learning Center.

Last Saturday, Aug. 5, the center’s annual Black Tie & Blue Jeans Summer Social and Auction raked in $140,000 for the nonprofit center’s Chance to Become scholarship program.

The annual fundraiser at the Deer Island Stock Ranch brought in the most money ever received at a Black Tie & Blue Jeans event.

Each year, eligible students who don’t meet the requirements for traditional scholarships, are selected to receive $5,000 over two years, to use toward educational expenses at a college or university, to earn a degree or professional trade certificate.

… Read more about the event in the Columbia County Spotlight. »


Global Clatskanie Terminal Receives Drill Credit From Oregon DEQ

July 1, 2017

On June 21st, 2017, Columbia Pacific Bio-Refinery received drill credit for a Government Initiated Unannounced Exercise (GIUE) conducted by the United States Coast Guard (USCG) and the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ). Highlights from the government-issued evaluation report and letter included:

  • “All staff was organized, trained and engaged in the exercise.”
  • “It was also observed that field conditions at your facility present a special challenge to the boom boat operators as the attempt to deploy resources at that section of the Columbia River. The boat crew was well trained in boom deployment techniques.”

This is the second such GIUE drill conducted at the facility. Both exercises were well received and graded by the observing regulators.