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Community Involvement

Community Involvement – At APP, we believe we have a special responsibility and role to play in helping our communities thrive. We balance business goals with our commitment to community and focus on organizations that support children, education, health, building better communities, and maintaining a clean, safe environment. We want every community where our employees live and work to be a better place because we are there.


APP Fueling at Oso Mudslide

APP supplied and serviced needed diesel and gasoline for the large and small heavy equipment at the Oso Mudslide recovery area. Every day a fuel driver traveled to the mudslide area and fueled individual heavy equipment with diesel fuel and drums of gasoline for chainsaws, etc. Brian Kooy, APP Sales Representative based in Anacortes, with close ties to the community accompanied the driver and additionally put in long hours with the many other volunteers with debris clean-up and recovery efforts. “Our hearts and prayers go out to the Oso and surrounding communities of Darrington and Arlington. The people affected are our customers and we want to do our part to help this community.”


Multicare  [Visit their website]

MultiCare is a leading-edge, integrated health organization made up of several hospitals including Allenmore Hospital, Auburn Medical Center, Good Samaritan Hospital, Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital, and Tacoma General plus numerous clinics.  For APP, it’s very personal our support of this important health care network as we have experienced firsthand their excellent care and encouragement with several children of the employees of APP.


Festival of Trees  |Visit their website|

APP is a proud sponsor of the Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital Festival of Trees. Mary Bridge Festival of Trees brings together more than 20,000 volunteers, attendees, businesses, and contributors to help save young lives at Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital. In all, the Festival of Trees has contributed more than $25.7M to Mary Bridge. We are very proud to be a part of this great event.


Make-A-Wish Foundation  [Visit their website]

Associated Petroleum Products, Inc. (APP) is already a large supporter of Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital in many of their fund raising efforts plus a large variety of charities in the communities they do business in, including Citizens for a Healthy Bay and Skagit Valley Hospital Foundation. APP wanted to personalize a charity effort by adopting the wish of a local, Tacoma boy named Jacob through Make-A-Wish® Alaska and Washington.


University Place Crusaders

APP is proud to support our children within our community. The APP University Place Crusaders is a dynamic youth soccer team devoted to teamwork, sportsmanship, and fun!


United Way  [Visit their website]

In 2009, APP donated $20,000 of propane to assist families in need in the greater South Sound through United Way. This is our way to support our community during these tough economic times and show our commitment that we are “in it together” during good times or bad.


Goodwill Industries  [Visit their website]

APP contributes to an ongoing capital campaign fund to support their operation of high-impact social services that result in good jobs, good homes, and good neighborhoods.


Emergency Food Network (EFN)  [Visit their website]

Working to end hunger in Pierce County, this important organization relies on our contributions to help the thousands of families and senior citizens to fight hunger in our community.


Santa Hos  [Visit their website]

Through Hos Bros. Construction, this successful program serves the needs of children and families in crisis. APP is a proud supporter of these efforts.


Skagit Valley Hospital  [Visit their website]

APP is the title sponsor of the Foundation’s signature event the “Festival of Trees.” An employee of APP sits on the board of trustees and is actively involved to raise funds to assure the continued quality of health care in the Skagit Valley.


The Salvation Army  [Visit their website]

The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program provides new clothing or toys for children and senior citizen’s of needy families. The employees of APP support this program each year in our efforts to give to those less fortunate than ourselves within the spirit of the holidays.


Shell Oil Pectin & Pearl Award

At the 2008 Nationwide Shell Conference, APP was awarded the Shell Oil Pectin & Pearl Award to recognize our company in its efforts in community involvement.