ExxonMobil donates $10M to Guyana’s Hurricane relief efforts

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ExxonMobil and its partners Hess and Nexen have contributed $10M to the Civil Defence Commission (CDC), to aid in Guyana’s relief efforts to Caribbean countries affected Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

Mr. Rod Henson, ExxonMobil Guyana’s Country Manager, in his remarks said that the company considers their community relationships an essential element of their business and added that in times of crises, it is important that resources are combined to ensure a rapid response.

“Corporate social responsibility is important to us at ExxonMobil as well as to our partners. We have worked with the CDC before, they do a fantastic job, and so we are happy to help in this effort, which will go a long way in helping thousands of persons who have been left affected by the hurricanes,” he said.

The Cheque was received by Director General of the CDC, Colonel (retired) Chabilall Ramsarup.

Minister of State, Joseph Harmon said that the Government is thankful for the contribution towards its efforts.

Senior Director, Public and Government Affairs at ExxonMobil Guyana, Kimberly Brasington said that the company remains supportive of efforts, which can improve the lives of persons, particularly those who have been left in vulnerable positions.

Earlier this year, the Company supported the CDC’s work in post-flood relief and recovery in the Cuyuni-Mazaruni (Region Seven) and Potaro-Siparuni (Region Eight) to the tune of $5M. The more recent contribution is made in support of the Ministry of Natural Resources in line with the company and their partners’, Hess and Nexen’s commitment to a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Programme, from which the funds are being allocated.

This brings the total donation from corporate Guyana to the cause to $25M.  The effort will be further boosted by a Hurricane Relief Concert, which will be held this Saturday at the Durban Park. The concert will feature from Trinidad, artists Patrice Roberts, Ola Tungi and Orlando Octave alongside Guyana’s best performers. (Ministry of the Presidency)

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