Community Impact Report, Issue 3, 2022

Fluor Employees Give the Gift of Life

Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood or platelets. Globally, the shortage of blood in 2019 was 30 million units. Whether due to accident or illness, for millions of people the infusion of blood or a blood product is the difference between life and death. Yet, with all of our modern technology, blood cannot be manufactured. It can only be given.

In several Fluor offices around the world, employees are answering the need for this life-saving gift. Recently, Fluor Cares volunteers hosted blood drives at our offices in Saudi Arabia, Houston, Texas, and the Philippines to support their communities.

In Al Khobar, 46 units of blood were donated in coordination with the local blood bank. In Houston, 15 employees donated 17 blood products with the potential to save 51 lives in partnership with the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center. In Manila, the office recently held its first blood drive since the pandemic began. The event involved 36 successful donors, the highest number this year according to the Philippine Red Cross Muntinlupa Chapter.

Additional Fluor offices are planning to host similar blood drives later this year. In addition to donating blood, Fluor employees can donate financially to their community blood bank through the Fluor Cares giving and volunteering platform.

Fluor employees donate blood in Saudia Arabia, the U.S. and the Philippines.Fluor employees donate blood in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia (top), Houston, Texas (bottom, left) and Manila, Philippines (bottom, right).

Q2 YTD 2022 by the Numbers

  • 121,580 individuals receiving education and workforce readiness training (towards 2022 goal of 125,000)
  • 146,535 meals provided (towards 2022 goal of 300,000)
  • 1,657 tons of litter removed (surpassing 2022 goal of 1,600)
  • 3,312 individuals receiving job and leadership training (towards 2022 goal of 4,000)

Fluor Tees Up Millions for Local Charities

For decades, Fluor employees have hosted golf tournaments to raise funds for local nonprofit organizations. In total, Golf for Greenville and Golf for Greater Houston have raised more than $10.2 million through an employee-driven volunteer effort.

Each of these tournaments operates independently and works to provide substantial funding, primarily for capital projects of deserving charities in each community. The golf tournaments follow Fluor's giving priorities: education, economic development, environment and public health and critical human needs. The programs involve scores of Fluor employees who donate thousands of hours to organize and host the annual tournaments. Each tournament relies on Fluor suppliers and other business contacts as sponsors and players. Golf for Greenville is held in the spring, while Golf for Greater Houston is held in the fall to minimize overlap and maximize fundraising.

Established in 1990, Golf for Greenville has raised more than $6.8 million for Greenville, South Carolina, area charities. After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the tournament roared back in 2022, donating $420,000 for projects across the Upstate of South Carolina. Grant applications for the 2023 Golf for Greenville are currently open.

Golf for Greater Houston began in 2008 and has raised nearly $3.3 million for Houston, Texas, area charities. Following the pandemic, the tournament was able to return in October 2021 and donated $200,000 to five local charities. More than 60 volunteers donated more than 2,100 hours over the course of many months to make the event a success. Plans for the October 2022 tournament are well under way.

Both Golf for Greenville and Golf for Greater Houston are excellent examples of Fluor employees using their professional skills and personal passion to effect meaningful change for their neighbors in need.

Photo of Golf for Greenville volunteers celebrating the distribution of the final round of donations to local charities.Golf for Greenville volunteers celebrate distributing the final round of donations to local charities.

Fluor Cares in Action

Photo of donors rappelling down a building in Vancouver.

Fluor's office in Vancouver, Canada, literally climbed new heights to raise funds for Boys & Girls Clubs (BGC) of South Coast British Columbia. Organized by Over the Edge, an urban rappelling fundraising company in Vancouver, individuals were given the chance to rappel down the 36-story Hyatt Regency building in downtown Vancouver for a CA$1,000 donation. Fluor Cares volunteers worked to help each donor get safely equipped with harnesses, helmets and other gear and then assisted with the belaying process as they rappelled. The volunteers donated a combined 24 hours and raised CA$132,000 for BGC South Coast BC.

Photo of child in the Fluor Construction Zone exhibit.

Fluor was the title sponsor of the iMagine Upstate STEAM festival in downtown Greenville, South Carolina, which drew an estimated 10,000 attendees. The event is designed to inspire elementary and middle school students to pursue science, technology, engineering, the arts and math (STEAM) careers. Hundreds stood in line for the Fluor Construction Zone exhibit, featuring a kid-friendly gantry crane built by Fluor Cares volunteers. In total, 24 volunteers donated nearly 130 hours to assure success.

Photo of Fluor Cares volunteer with young tree in pot.

Fluor's office in Houston, Texas, partnered with the Arbor Day Foundation and Trees for Houston to give away 2,000 native trees to local residents. The goal is to replenish tree canopies devastated by recent extreme weather events including Hurricane Harvey and area flooding. The trees were purchased through a $15,000 grant from the Fluor Foundation. The effort involved 13 volunteers from Fluor's Graduates Advancing to Professionalism (GAP) group, who donated a total of 40 hours.

Photo of two women discussing Girls in STEM.

Fluor's office in Farnborough recently celebrated the return of their Girls in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) event. The day is dedicated to inspiring interest, providing education and myth-busting about STEM careers for local students aged 13-15. Working together, volunteers from Fluor Cares, GROW (Growing Recognition and Opportunity for Women) and GAP welcomed 96 girls from eight local schools. One of the highlights of the day was a keynote from Fluor's Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.

Photo of Fluor Cares volunteers from the Southern California office honored at the Spirit of Volunteerism Award for community service. Fluor Cares volunteers from our office in Southern California were honored for their service to the community at the Spirit of Volunteerism Awards. Employees in Southern California have donated more than 830 hours so far this year, with several additional projects planned for the fall.