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MEXICO CITY - Chevron announced today a contribution of more than $400,000 ($7.6 million Mexican pesos) from the Chevron Global Community Fund and other Chevron divisions to assist with recovery efforts from damage done by the recent earthquakes in Mexico.
"Chevron makes every effort to support the communities where we operate, particularly in times of need," said Evelyn Vilchez, country manager of Chevron Energía de Mexico, S de R.L. de C.V.
"As a company with expanding business operations in Mexico, we want to help communities in as they continue to recover and rebuild," said Jose Parra, President of Chevron Combustibles de Mexico.
The commitment includes a $350,000 ($6.5 million Mexican pesos) donation from the Chevron Global Fund to support programs to be implemented in communities affected by the earthquakes.
Another $50,000 ($936,000 Mexican pesos) from other Chevron divisions were donated to the international organization Medical Bridges for the shipping of containers with medical equipment and medical supplies from Houston to Mexico. The supplies will be delivered to Topos, a non profit Mexican rescue team. Additionally, Chevron donated $5,000 ($94,000 Mexican pesos) to the Mexican Red Cross. Additionally, Chevron local employees continue volunteering in recovery efforts.
Chevron Corporation is one of the world's leading integrated energy companies. Through its subsidiaries that conduct business worldwide, the company's is involved in virtually every facet of the energy industry. Chevron explores for, produces and transports crude oil and natural gas; refines, markets and distributes transportation fuels and lubricants; manufactures and sells petrochemicals and additives; generates power; and develops technologies that enhance business value in every aspect of the company's operations. Chevron is based in San Ramon, Calif. More information about Chevron is available at www.chevron.com.