press release

Chevron Donates $200,000 To Help Victims Of California Floods


SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 19, 1995 -- Chevron Corporation will donate $200,000 to the American Red Cross to help victims of recent floods in California and the major earthquake in Japan.

Half of the total donation will be divided equally between Northern and Southern California for flood relief, said Skip Rhodes, Chevron's manager of corporate contributions and programs.

"It's a Chevron tradition to help victims of disasters like these, and we want to do all we can to relieve the suffering," Rhodes said.

The Red Cross' largest flood relief efforts are in Northern California and Orange County where thousands are cleaning up after weeks of heavy rains. Thirty-eight counties in the state have been declared disaster areas.

Headquartered in San Francisco, Chevron operates refineries, several thousand service stations and other facilities in Northern and Southern California.

Another $100,000 contribution will help victims of the Jan. 16 earthquake that devastated Kobe and neighboring cities in Japan. Medical teams from the American Red Cross and Japanese Red Cross Society are working in the area, and other units are transporting food, drinking water, blankets and other necessities.

Chevron Chemical Company's Oronite additives plant at Omaezaki, Japan, approximately 250 miles from the earthquake's epicenter, was not damaged, a company spokesman said. However, some of the plant's customers were hard hit by the earthquake, which registered 6.8 on the Richter scale.

In addition, Chevron International Oil Company, a Chevron subsidiary that markets and trades crude oil and refined products internationally, has customers in Japan.

Updated: January 1995