Chevron Contributes $2 Million to Myanmar Cyclone Relief
People in Myanmar gather to receive soup from Save the Children. After a devastating cyclone hit Myanmar, Chevron contributed $1 million to aid relief efforts through the International Federation of the Red Cross. An additional $1 million from Chevron will be allocated to four other organizations: the International Organization for Migration, Mercy Corps, Pact and Save the Children. (Photo by Save the Children)
SAN RAMON, Calif., May 9, 2008 - Chevron Corporation (NSYE: CVX) today announced that it has contributed $2 million to provide assistance to those affected by the recent devastating cyclone in Myanmar. The International Federation of the Red Cross will receive a $1 million contribution. An additional $1 million will be allocated to four other organizations: the International Organization for Migration, Mercy Corps, Pact and Save the Children.
The contributions will aid disaster relief efforts for Cyclone Nargis that struck Myanmar May 2, 2008, and caused widespread destruction along the country's southern coast and southeast regions.
"We share the concerns of the global community for the welfare of those affected by this terrible tragedy," said Chevron Vice Chairman Peter Robertson. "We are pleased to partner with these aid agencies to provide immediate help to victims of the cyclone."
"Chevron's contribution represents our commitment to the people of Myanmar," said Jim Blackwell, president, Chevron Asia Pacific Exploration & Production. "This direct aid is intended to help relieve the suffering of those in the hardest hit areas."
Chevron Corporation is one of the world's leading integrated energy companies, with subsidiaries that conduct business across the globe. The company's success is driven by the ingenuity and commitment of approximately 59,000 employees who operate across the energy spectrum. Chevron explores for, produces and transports crude oil and natural gas; refines, markets and distributes transportation fuels and other energy products; manufactures and sells petrochemical products; generates power and produces geothermal energy; provides energy efficiency solutions; and develops and commercializes the energy resources of the future, including biofuels and other renewables. Chevron is based in San Ramon, Calif. More information about Chevron is available at www.chevron.com.
Updated: May 2008