IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) announced today that it is has increased to $1 million its support for relief and recovery efforts in Houston and other Gulf Coast communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
A contribution of $500,000 will be provided to the United Way of Greater Houston and follows an initial allocation of $500,000 for the American Red Cross which was made on Friday.
"Our thoughts remain with our families, friends and neighbors in Houston and other communities impacted by flooding and other effects of Hurricane Harvey," said Darren W. Woods, ExxonMobil chairman and chief executive officer. “We will continue to assess needs and to assist government authorities and disaster relief agencies in providing critical goods and services to those in need.”
ExxonMobil has more than 23,000 employees in Texas and Louisiana. ExxonMobil’s state-of-the-art campus near Houston is home to its Upstream, Downstream and Chemical companies as well as associated service groups. The campus is designed to accommodate 10,000 employees.
Exxon Mobil Corporation, the largest publicly traded international oil and gas company, uses technology and innovation to help meet the world’s growing energy needs. ExxonMobil engages in a range of philanthropic activities that advance education, with a focus on math and science in the United States, promote women as catalysts for economic development, and combat malaria. In 2016, together with its employees and retirees, Exxon Mobil Corporation, its divisions and affiliates, and the ExxonMobil Foundation provided $242 million in contributions worldwide. Additional information on ExxonMobil’s community partnerships and contribution programs is available at www.exxonmobil.com/community.