Chevron donates $1million for Australian fire relief efforts
PERTH, Western Australia, 6 January 2020 – Chevron Australia has announced a $1million donation to Australian Red Cross to support their disaster relief and recovery efforts for the current bushfires across Australia.
The donation will assist Australian Red Cross in providing support such as emergency grants to people who have lost their homes or whose homes are uninhabitable, specialist personnel in recovery centres and facilitating wellbeing and outreach activity.
The funding will also provide support to community events in bushfire-affected communities and assist households and communities prepare for bushfires and other natural disasters.
Chevron Australia managing director Al Williams said many communities across Australia had felt the severe impact of the bushfire disaster.
“Our thoughts are with the impacted families and emergency personnel fighting the fires and contributing to the recovery effort,” Williams said.
“Chevron Australia is committed to supporting Australian communities, particularly in times of need.”
The donation will be directed to the Australian Red Cross’ Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund.
In addition to this contribution, Chevron Australia will be matching employee contributions to Australian Red Cross and will be providing employees currently volunteering in the firefighting efforts with full leave entitlements.
Chevron is one of the world's leading integrated energy companies and through its Australian subsidiaries, has been present in Australia for more than 60 years. With the ingenuity and commitment of thousands of workers, Chevron Australia operates the Gorgon and Wheatstone natural gas facilities; manages its equal one-sixth interest in the North West Shelf Venture; operates Australia’s largest onshore oilfield on Barrow Island; and is a significant investor in exploration.
In December 2019, Chevron Australia Downstream Pty Ltd, announced it had signed a conditional Share Sale Agreement with Puma Energy Asia Pacific B.V. to acquire all shares and equity interests of Puma Energy (Australia) Holdings Pty Ltd which holds assets including a network of company-owned and retailer-owned service stations across Australia.
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