SAN RAMON, Calif.—As recent forest fires have blazed over California, both Chevron and Phillips 66 have pledged donations to the American Red Cross to support relief efforts for the California wildfires.
The Chevron Global Community Fund is contributing $100,000, Chevron said in a press release. The company will also match qualifying donations to wildfire relief efforts made by employees and retirees.
Last month, the California Fire Foundation announced a four-year, $2 million partnership with Chevron to continue underwriting the foundation’s direct victim assistance program, Supplying Aid to Victims of Emergency (SAVE).
At the same time, STL News reports that Phillips 66, an energy manufacturing and logistics company, will donate $150,000. “The Red Cross has a vast established network of resources and skilled teams,” said Jay Churchill, Phillips 66 senior vice president, Health, Safety and Environment and Projects, and an American Red Cross of Greater Houston board member. “It is our hope that this contribution will help assist the Red Cross in bringing aid to the many Californians in need.”
The combined funds will help provide shelter, food and comfort to Californians forced to leave their homes.