Release: American Red Cross Receives $1 Million Donation from ExxonMobil Corporation

American Red Cross Receives $1 Million Donation From ExxonMobil Coporation

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana – ExxonMobil Corporation donated a $1 million donation to the American Red Cross this afternoon at the East Baton Rouge Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness. Local plant managers joined together to make this special presentation to Vic Howell, local CEO of the Louisiana Capital Area Chapter of the American Red Cross. The donation will help build the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund to assist disaster victims.

“Baton Rouge and ExxonMobil have been partners in progress for nearly 100 years,” said George Pietrogallo of ExxonMobil. “Wherever ExxonMobil operates in Louisiana and throughout the world, we strive to make a positive contribution to our local communities. This is one example of that commitment. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone who has been impacted by Hurricane Gustav.” The Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund provides food, shelter, counseling and other assistance to the victims of this disaster and thousands of other disasters across the country each year.

ExxonMobil employs more than 4,500 employees and contractors in the Baton Rouge area, where it has operated a refinery for nearly 100 years. Also in Baton Rouge, ExxonMobil operates a chemical plant, polyolefins plant, plastics plant, lubricants plant, pipelines and the Anchorage Chemical Terminal. Elsewhere in Louisiana, ExxonMobil operates the Chalmette refinery in St. Bernard Parish southeast of New Orleans, where it employs about 600 people. The company also has oil and gas production operations offshore Gulf of Mexico and in a number of onshore locations throughout Louisiana, most notably in Grand Isle.

About Exxon Mobil Corporation
Exxon Mobil Corporation and ExxonMobil Foundation, the primary philanthropic arm of Exxon Mobil Corporation in the United States, engage in a range of philanthropic activities that advance education, health and public policy in the communities where ExxonMobil has significant operations. In the United States, ExxonMobil supports initiatives to improve math and science education at the K-12 and higher education levels. Globally, ExxonMobil provides funding to improve basic education and combat malaria and other infectious diseases in developing countries. In 2007, together with its employees and retirees, Exxon Mobil Corporation, its divisions and affiliates, and ExxonMobil Foundation provided $207 million in contributions worldwide. Additional information on ExxonMobil’s community partnerships and contributions programs is available at

Local Resource
American Red Cross Baton Rouge Chapter

Kendall C. Hebert -(225) 291-4533


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