Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) announces that it is has increased its support from $500,000 to $1 million 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 also made provisions to ensure that emergency responders and other essential service providers requesting fuel are given priority.
The Red Cross is mobilizing relief workers to support response efforts, and has pre-positioned shelter and relief supplies in certain areas. To assist with volunteer efforts, click here.