New wave of funding will support Save the Children, Houston Food
Bank, Houston Habitat for Humanity and the American Red Cross
HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 13, 2017--
Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX)today announced additional
contributions of more than $2 million as part of its long-term
commitment to help the Greater Houston area recover from Hurricane
“Even though Harvey hit more than three months ago, the storm’s
devastation was profound. It affected countless children’s ability to
learn, with thousands of families without reliable access to food and
many more displaced from their homes,” said Jeff Shellebarger,
president, Chevron North America Exploration and Production Company.
“Our partnerships with these exceptional organizations are aimed at
getting the Houston area solidly back on its feet by providing long-term
support to children, their families and the community.”
Based on a methodical needs-assessment approach, Chevron has decided to
contribute $750,000 to Save the Children’s Journey of Hope program that
will provide mental health support to 50,000 children affected by the
storm that devastated the Houston region in late August. The Houston
Food Bank will receive $226,000 for two new temperature-controlled
mobile food pantries that will facilitate increased distribution of
perishable items like meat, milk and produce to provide 400,000 meals
Houston Habitat for Humanity will receive $200,000 for heavy equipment
to restore more than 1,800 low-income homes damaged by the storm.
Chevron employees and retirees also contributed more than $400,000 to
the American Red Cross through Chevron’s Humankind program, which the
company will match 2:1.
The additional contributions from Chevron, its employees and retirees
increase the total donated to Harvey Relief and Recovery efforts to more
than $4 million. Immediately after the storm, the company donated $1
million to the American Red Cross for immediate relief and another $1
million to the company’s Fuel Your School program to help Harris County
teachers rebuild their classrooms.
Chevron’s support for Save the Children’s Journey of Hope program aligns
with Chevron’s deeply rooted commitment to education in the greater
Houston region. While Chevron historically has focused on science,
technology, engineering and math, educators in the region shared that
before students could learn, they needed help recovering from the
emotional stress endured following Hurricane Harvey.
With Chevron’s support, Save the Children’s Journey of Hope program will
reach 440 mental health care providers. Forty providers will conduct
training of trainers and 400 will be implementing the program,
ultimately reaching 50,000 children in the Greater Houston area with
age-appropriate psychosocial support.
“Although the floodwaters have receded, thousands of children in the
Greater Houston area are still recovering from the emotional distress of
Hurricane Harvey. Through Journey of Hope, we can begin to help children
cope and build resiliency to better bounce back after this unprecedented
storm,” said Carolyn Miles, President & CEO, Save the Children. “We are
extremely grateful to Chevron for their generosity and in joining Save
the Children to do whatever it takes to support children and families in
With a local employee and contractor workforce of more than 8,000,
Houston represents the single-largest concentration of Chevron employees
globally, and the company has important business interests throughout
Texas, including the Permian Basin and Corpus Christi. A number of
Chevron’s businesses are headquartered in Houston, including our
exploration and production companies for North America, Africa and Latin
America; our technology companies; pipeline, power and global
procurement businesses; and the supply and trading function. In
addition, many of Chevron’s major capital projects are planned and
developed from Houston.
Chevron Corporation is one of the world’s leading integrated energy
companies. Through its subsidiaries that conduct business worldwide, the
company is involved in virtually every facet of the energy industry.
Chevron explores for, produces and transports crude oil and natural gas;
refines, markets and distributes transportation fuels and lubricants;
manufactures and sells petrochemicals and additives; generates power;
and develops and deploys technologies that enhance business value in
every aspect of the company’s operations. Chevron is based in San Ramon,
Calif. More information about Chevron is available at www.chevron.com.
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Veronica Flores-Paniagua, Houston, 713-372-0063