ExxonMobil Donates $250,000 to Disaster Relief at Grand Isle
Mayor's Fund Receives Support
ExxonMobil Production Company announced today a donation of $250,000 for disaster relief in Grand Isle, Louisiana.
"The physical damage from Hurricane Ike's storm surge has been devastating, particularly in Grand Isle," said Randy Cleveland, ExxonMobil's U.S. Production manager.
ExxonMobil's donation is being directed to the Grand Isle Hurricane Relief Fund.
"Our sincere thoughts go out to the residents who are in need of assistance so they can return to their homes on the island," Cleveland said. "Mayor David Camardelle and the city's immediate response have been outstanding. We strongly believe that it is important to support the city's continued efforts to provide the assistance and disaster relief needed. With employees and contractors living in the affected area, this disaster is extremely personal to us."
"The city sincerely appreciates this gift because it directly benefits residents who are in need and it encourages other donors. ExxonMobil is always there for the people of Grand Isle," said Mayor Camardelle.
Since immediately after both Hurricanes Gustav and Ike, ExxonMobil's Grand Isle base has provided support for local emergency services workers and utilities personnel working to ensure residents can safely return to the Island.
Grand Isle serves as ExxonMobil's primary marine and helicopter base for its eastern Gulf of Mexico oil and gas operations. ExxonMobil Pipeline Company, a subsidiary of ExxonMobil, also has operations on Grand Isle.
Source: Exxon Mobil Corporation
Released September 23, 2008