COVINGTON, La (press release) – Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) announced today that it will donate a total of $500,000 and 8,000 gallons of fuel to assist those in Cameron and Calcasieu parishes affected by Hurricane Laura. The company is also coordinating employee supply drives, providing an additional $10,000 in gas gift cards, and matching employees’ charitable contributions.
“Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with those who suffered losses from Hurricane Laura,” said Leah Brown, Public Affairs Manager of Chevron’s Gulf of Mexico Business Unit. “Chevron understands that resources are desperately needed to support the response and recovery. This will be a long-term effort, and we are committed to helping our fellow Louisiana residents through this difficult time.”
Of the $500,000, the American Red Cross will receive $250,000 to aid their efforts in response to the storm. Additionally, Chevron has committed $50,000 donations to the Community Foundation of Southwest Louisiana as well as Louisiana Coastal Relief and Recovery, an organization that has been providing meals to local citizens and volunteers in Cameron Parish. In the coming days, the remaining $150,000 will be given to other nonprofit organizations working in Southwest Louisiana. The 8,000 gallons of gasoline will be allocated to local citizens and first responders in collaboration with Retif Oil and Fuel, a family-owned distributor of Chevron branded fuel. Additional details on this and the $10,000 gas gift card distribution will be provided next week.
As mentioned, Chevron will also match donations made by its employees to local nonprofits supporting relief and recovery efforts. “The employees of Chevron are always ready to pitch in and help those in need,” said Brown. “Together we’ll continue to work with trusted community partners in the area to ensure that our funding will help the greatest number of people possible.”
Chevron’s operations in Louisiana and the Gulf of Mexico are vital to our nation’s economy and energy security – creating jobs and government revenues, and ensuring reliable, affordable energy supplies. Thousands of dedicated employees and contractors place the highest priority on safety and the protection of the environment. In addition to donations like this, Chevron employees also give their own “human energy” to benefit a variety of civic and charitable organizations in Louisiana, contributing thousands of volunteer hours each year. To find out more, visit www.gomsocialinvestmentreport.com.