American Red Cross to Receive $1 million in Assistance
IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ExxonMobil continues to work to support distribution of gasoline and fuel throughout the area affected by Hurricane Sandy and is donating $1 million to the American Red Cross for disaster relief assistance in New York, New Jersey and the Caribbean.
“Hurricane Sandy has had a devastating impact on people and communities along the east coast and in the Caribbean,” said Andrew W. Madden, vice president of supply and transportation, ExxonMobil Refining & Supply Company. “It’s our hope that ExxonMobil’s donation to the Red Cross will help provide comfort to those affected and help people rebuild their lives as quickly as possible.”
ExxonMobil’s three terminals in Massachusetts and Rhode Island are operating normally and the company does not own or operate any gas stations, fuel terminals or refineries in the impacted areas. ExxonMobil has been working with distributors, suppliers and local, state and federal agencies to re-establish the fuel supply infrastructure, including:
- Shipping additional fuel supplies from the U.S. Gulf Coast and Canada into the Northeast.
- Working with its distributors to secure additional fuel delivery trucks from other locations to help get fuel to service stations.
- Helping distributors secure additional fuel sources for independently owned Exxon and Mobil-branded stations as well as other stations in the area.
An ExxonMobil Fuel Finder mobile application and station locator website has been updated to notify consumers which independently owned Exxon and Mobil stations in the New York and New Jersey metro area have electricity and may be operating.