Chevron Commits $500,000 to California Wildfire Relief Efforts
SAN RAMON, Calif., Oct. 24, 2007 – Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX), today committed $500,000 to support relief efforts in the communities affected by the Southern California wildfires.
The commitment includes a $400,000 contribution to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund that will support wildfire relief efforts across Southern California and a $100,000 contribution that will be directed towards local charities and relief efforts in the communities where Chevron operates.
In addition to the $500,000 contribution, Chevron is providing immediate in kind support to those communities that have been evacuated with the provision of 20,000 bottles of water and 11,500 meals. Chevron's Richmond Refinery has also dispatched a firefighting team and an engine to Southern California under a mutual aid program.
"Our thoughts are with those who have been affected by these devastating fires," said Peter Robertson, Chevron vice chairman. "We are very grateful to the American Red Cross for their efforts in providing critical aid and we owe a deep debt of gratitude to those firefighters risking their lives by tackling the wildfires."
Chevron is one of the world's leading integrated energy companies. The company has about 58,000 employees, and Chevron's subsidiaries conduct business in approximately 180 countries. Chevron operates across the entire energy spectrum — exploring for, producing and transporting crude oil and natural gas; refining, marketing and distributing fuels and other energy products; generating power; designing and marketing large-scale energy efficiency solutions and commercializing the energy resources of the future, including biofuels and other renewables. Chevron is based in San Ramon, Calif. More information on Chevron is available at www.chevron.com.
Published: October 2007