HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 28, 2017--
Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) today announced that it is making
a $1 million contribution to the American Red Cross for the immediate
relief efforts under way to assist victims of Hurricane Harvey that
struck Texas over the weekend.
“Our thoughts are with all the people who have suffered tremendous
losses and disruption from this catastrophic hurricane and related
flooding,” said Jeff Shellebarger, president, Chevron North America
Exploration and Production Company. “As a business with deep ties to
Texas and Houston, this donation will assist with the initial critical
relief process. We will continue to work with responding organizations
to support ongoing recovery efforts, which we hope can begin soon.”
The donation will support relief efforts throughout the affected
regions, including both Corpus Christi and the greater Houston
metropolitan area. In addition, the company will match donations made to
the relief efforts by its employees and retirees, many of whom have seen
the tragedy unfold first-hand. One of Chevron’s top priorities is
protecting its employees, families and communities when they may need
assistance in times of emergency.
The American Red Cross is a key partner in delivering that assistance.
“The Red Cross is working around the clock in extremely challenging
conditions in Texas to help people impacted by Hurricane Harvey,” said
Gail McGovern, president and CEO of the American Red Cross. “We couldn’t
do it without the generosity of our donors – like Chevron. With their
support, the Red Cross can be there when disaster strikes to respond
with shelter, food and the necessary supplies to ensure people are cared
for, and to help during the recovery process. We’re extremely grateful
for their support.”
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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