Photos: Gustav shelter 9.26.08

September 27, 2008

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Hurricane Gustav 9.26.2008

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Hurricane Gustav 9.26.2008

Hurricane Gustav 9.26.2008

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Release: National 9.25.08

September 25, 2008

American Red Cross Receives $1 million from Shell Oil Company and Motiva Enterprises LLC

Donation Will Support 2008 Hurricane Relief Efforts

WASHINGTON, Thursday, September 25, 2008 – Shell and Motiva announced a $1 million donation to the Red Cross to support the organization’s large and lengthy hurricane relief efforts in Texas and Louisiana. The Red Cross is continuing to provide lifesaving assistance to tens of thousands of Gulf Coast residents affected by the recent hurricanes, Gustav and Ike.

“The Red Cross relies on the generous support of companies like Shell and Motiva, to meet the needs of those affected by this year’s storms,” said Gail McGovern, President and CEO of the American Red Cross. “This has been an active year of disasters, which has depleted the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. We are grateful for this gift, which will help provide disaster relief to residents throughout Texas and Louisiana.”

“Shell and Motiva are committed to supporting the communities where our employees live and work and we understand firsthand the urgent need for assistance in this region.” said Marvin Odum, President of Shell Oil Company.

Red Cross disaster workers from every state have helped the millions of people affected by Hurricanes Gustav and Ike. As of September 22, nine days after Ike’s landfall, more than 800,000 homes and buildings are still without power. The Red Cross is continuing to provide shelter, food and counseling to residents throughout the Gulf Coast. Red Cross mobile feeding vehicles are distributing meals throughout affected areas that are deemed safe.

Red Cross case workers stand ready to work with individuals and families to provide additional assistance based on the damage sustained to their homes, and are providing emotional care and comfort to help residents and emergency workers manage the stress and fear that accompanies all disasters. The organization will continue to mobilize volunteers and supplies, such as clean-up kits, to areas as needed.

People can join Shell and Motiva in supporting the Red Cross by donating to the Disaster Relief Fund. This fund enables the Red Cross to provide food, shelter, counseling and other assistance to the victims of thousands of disasters across the country each year, disasters like the Hurricanes of 2008. Log-on to www.redcross.org or call 1-800 RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make a donation.



About Shell Oil Company:

Shell Oil Company, including its consolidated companies and its share in equity companies, is one of America’s leading oil and natural gas producers, natural gas marketers, gasoline marketers and petrochemical manufacturers. Shell, a leading oil and gas producer in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, is a recognized pioneer in oil and gas exploration and production technology. Shell Oil Company is an affiliate of the Shell Group, a global group of energy and petrochemical companies, employing approximately 109,000 people and operating in more than 130 countries and territories

About Motiva Enterprises LLC:
Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Motiva Enterprises LLC is a refining and marketing joint venture owned by affiliates of Shell and Saudi Aramco. Motiva’s marketing operations support a network of more than 8,000 Shell-branded gasoline stations in the eastern and southern United States. Company assets include three refineries located in Norco, Louisiana; Convent, Louisiana; and Port Arthur, Texas, currently capable of refining approximately 740,000 barrels per day, and ownership or partial interests in 41 product terminals. More information is available at www.motivaenterprises.com.


Pinar del Rio, Cuba 9.18.08

September 23, 2008

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Press Release: American Red Cross Helping in Jefferson Parish

September 20, 2008


Update as of 4 p.m., Sept. 20, 2008 – Cleanup supplies also in Lafitte

[EDITOR’S NOTE: To arrange an interview with Kay Wilkins, chief executive officer of the Southeast Louisiana chapter of the Red Cross, call Michelle Hebert at 504-915-9096.]

Saturday, Sept. 20, the American Red Cross is providing hurricane cleanup supplies for residents who need them in Jefferson Parish. Supplies such as a mop, broom, bucket, gloves and bleach for disinfecting contaminated surfaces are available at the Lafitte Senior Center in Lafitte. These supplies are free, made possible by donations to the Red Cross disaster relief fund.

The Red Cross continues to meet the needs of thousands of individuals and families in southeast Louisiana who are still struggling with the impact of hurricanes Gustav and Ike.

People whose homes have been damaged can call the Red Cross at 1-866-GET-INFO (438-4636) and FEMA at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) for assistance and information updates. Residents are also encouraged to let their friends and family know where they are through the Red Cross Safe and Well website at http://www.redcross.org or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

SUPPLIES

Saturday, Sept. 20, cleanup supplies are also available at:

* Knights of Columbus, 5396 Shrimpers Row, Dulac
* St. Eloi Church, 1335 Bayou DuLarge, Theriot
* Sacred Heart Church, 1111 Highway 55, Montegut
* St. Joseph Church, 5232 Highway 56, Chauvin
* Holy Rosary Church, 8594 Main St., Houma


Press Release: Baton Rouge, LA 9.20.08

September 20, 2008

[BATON ROUGE], LA, September 20, 2008 — The American Red Cross continues to be on the scene in the aftermath of Hurricanes Gustav and Ike to provide shelter, meals, and emotional support to families forced from their homes.

Individuals and families who have suffered disaster-caused damage can call 1-866-GET-INFO (438-4636) and FEMA at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) for assistance and information updates. Residents are also encouraged to let their friends and family know where they are through the Red Cross Safe and Well website at http://www.redcross.org or by calling 1-800-REDCROSS.

Entire neighborhoods have been destroyed, others very heavily damaged. Red Cross
disaster workers are in the community providing assistance to those affected by the storm
through sheltering, feeding, and distribution of needed items. The Red Cross has served
over 1.2 million meals and more than 1 million snacks to individuals and families impacted
by the disaster.


Press Release: American Red Cross Helping Hurricane Cleanup 9.20.08

September 20, 2008

[EDITOR’S NOTE: To arrange an interview with Kay Wilkins, chief executive officer of the Southeast Louisiana chapter of the Red Cross, call Michelle Hebert at 504-915-9096.]

SUPPLIES
The American Red Cross is delivering hundreds of cleanup kits to central locations in Terrebonne Parish, where residents of hurricane impacted areas are working to make their homes livable again. Supplies include such things as a mop, broom, bucket, gloves and bleach for disinfecting contaminated surfaces. These supplies are free, made possible by donations to the Red Cross disaster relief fund.

Saturday, Sept. 20, supplies are available at:

  • Knights of Columbus, 5396 Shrimpers Row, Dulac
  • St. Eloi Church, 1335 Bayou DuLarge, Theriot
  • Sacred Heart Church, 1111 Highway 55, Montegut
  • St. Joseph Church, 5232 Highway 56, Chauvin
  • Holy Rosary Church, 8594 Main St., Houma

FEEDING
Red Cross emergency feeding efforts are focused on bayou areas where residents need food due to flooding and/or power outages. Red Cross mobile routes and fixed feeding sites will be adjusted daily to meet local needs.

On Saturday, Sept. 20, Red Cross workers will have hot food and snacks at:

  • Lafitte Senior Center, Lafitte (evening only)
  • St. Pius Church, 8151 Barataria Blvd., Crown Point
  • Larose Civic Center, 307 E. 5th St. (Highway 1), Larose
  • First Baptist Church, Highway 1, Golden Meadow
  • Grand Caillou Baptist Church, off Highway 57, toward Dulac
  • Knights of Columbus, Highway 665, Point-Aux-Chenes
  • Montegut Recreation Center, 107 Recreation Drive (Highway 55), Montegut
  • Ward 7 Citizens Club, 5006 Highway 56, Chauvin

Red Cross trucks will also be on the roads in Terrebonne Parish, delivering food to people in heavily-impacted areas along highways 55, 56, 57, 665 and 1.


Photos: Port Allen, LA 9.12.08

September 20, 2008

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