The American Red Cross has received a $200,000 contribution from Phillips 66 to help support disaster relief efforts for the California wildfires that continue to burn.
With more than 890 trained Red Cross disaster workers and the help of generous partners like Phillips 66, the Red Cross has provided more than 43,500 meals and snacks and distributed more than 10,800 relief items to Californians in need. Volunteers have also provided more than 6,200 individual care contacts to help people with medical or disability needs or to provide emotional and spiritual support during this challenging time.
“Wildfire season has ravaged entire neighborhoods throughout Northern California,” said Henry Van de Putte, Regional Chief Executive, American Red Cross of the Texas Gulf Coast. “Financial donations of this magnitude allow us to scale our response and provide tailored recovery services to impacted communities.”
“The ongoing wildfires have greatly impacted the lives of Californians, including many Phillips 66 employees,” said the company’s senior vice president, Health, Safety and Environment, and Projects, Jay Churchill. “We are proud to support the American Red Cross as the organization continues to facilitate recovery efforts.”
During the month of August, Phillips 66 committed a total of $1 million in support of disaster relief to areas where they live and work to help strengthen and build more resilient communities. In addition to supporting those impacted by the California wildfires, Phillips 66 has also given $750,000 to support relief efforts for people impacted by Hurricane Laura and $50,000 for Hurricane Hanna relief.
To keep up to date with the Northern California Coastal Region response to the wildfires, visit this blog post: https://redcrossblognccr.org/2020/08/19/red-cross-teams-support-counties-with-active-lightning-caused-fires.