Oil and gas giant Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) announced today that it will donate $100,000 to the American Red Cross to provide disaster relief assistance in response to the recent tornadoes in north Texas.
“Our thoughts are with all who have been impacted by the devastating tornadoes, and especially with the families who lost loved ones during the holiday season,” said Rex W. Tillerson, chairman and chief executive officer. “We hope that this donation to the Red Cross will help our neighbors and friends in north Texas during this difficult time.”
ExxonMobil’s donation is being directed to the American Red Cross North Texas Region, which is providing food, shelter, counseling and other assistance to the victims of the disaster. The American Red Cross responds to approximately 70,000 disasters in the United States every year, ranging from home fires to large-scale natural disasters.
ExxonMobil, headquartered in Irving, and its Fort Worth-based XTO Energy subsidiary employ more than 2,300 people in the north Texas region.