ExxonMobil Holiday Gift Helps Grapevine Nonprofit Agency Serve North Texas Families

  • Gift of $50,000 made to Grapevine Relief And Community Exchange
  • Funds to help an additional 500 northeast Tarrant County families
  • Annual holiday gift established in 2006 by ExxonMobil Chairman & CEO

IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Rex W. Tillerson, chairman and chief executive officer of Exxon Mobil Corporation, today presented the company’s annual holiday gift of $50,000 to Grapevine Relief And Community Exchange (GRACE), advancing its relief efforts for homeless clients and families with limited income.

Rex W. Tillerson, chairman and chief executive officer, Exxon Mobil Corporation, presents the 2013 c ...

Rex W. Tillerson, chairman and chief executive officer, Exxon Mobil Corporation, presents the 2013 chairman's gift to Grapevine Relief And Community Exchange (GRACE) to honor the organization's work. Standing left to right are: Mr. Tillerson; his wife, Renda Tillerson; Shonda Schaefer, executive director of GRACE; and John Elieson, president of GRACE's Board of Directors. (Photo: Business Wire)

“GRACE makes a difference to hundreds of families in North Texas,” Tillerson said at a ceremony on Friday. “We hope this gift will further GRACE’s compassionate service to our neighbors during the holiday season.”

Founded in 1987, GRACE offers emergency-assistance programs, medical services, transitional-housing placements, food, clothing and other vital services to more than 4,500 individuals and families annually.

“This gift is a huge blessing to GRACE and the community we serve,” said Shonda Schaefer, executive director of GRACE. “Thanks to the generosity of ExxonMobil we will be able to create opportunity and hope for 500 additional families.”

Tillerson established the holiday gift in 2006 to provide support to North Texas nonprofit agencies during the holiday season. Past recipients include Children’s Advocacy Center of Denton County, Interfaith Housing Coalition, Irving Cares, Lena Pope Home, Presbyterian Night Shelter of Tarrant County, St. Philip’s School and Community Center, and Vogel Alcove.

About Exxon Mobil Corporation

ExxonMobil is the world's largest publicly traded international oil and gas company, providing energy that helps underpin growing economies and improve living standards around the world. ExxonMobil engages in a range of philanthropic activities that advance education, health and science in the communities where ExxonMobil has significant operations. In 2012, together with its employees and retirees, Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM), its divisions and affiliates, and ExxonMobil Foundation provided $256 million in contributions worldwide. Additional information on ExxonMobil’s community partnerships and contributions programs is available at www.exxonmobil.com/community.

About Grapevine Relief and Community Exchange (GRACE)

GRACE provides emergency assistance to help individuals and families in northeast Tarrant County overcome crises by supplying food, clothing, sheltering assistance and medical treatment. More information on GRACE’s services is available at www.gracegrapevine.org.

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