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BP donates $500,000 to Red Cross for Oklahoma tornado recovery

Release date: 22 May 2013

In response to the tornado that hit Moore, Oklahoma this week, BP is donating $500,000 and emergency supplies to the Oklahoma Red Cross to support humanitarian assistance and recovery efforts.

 

BP America Inc. will donate $300,000 and the BP Foundation will donate an additional $200,000. The $500,000 will assist local Red Cross efforts to provide emergency meals, shelter, clothing, water and medical care in the affected areas. The $500,000 donation is in addition to donations made by the BP Foundation Employee Matching Program.

 

BP employees in eastern Oklahoma also today delivered a trailer of non-perishable relief items to a collection center near Moore for use by the Red Cross. BP employs about 600 staff and contractors engaged in natural gas and pipeline operations in Oklahoma.

Further information

 

Contacts

 

BP US Press Office, Houston, +1 281 366 4463, uspress@bp.com

Notes to Editors

 

  • Since 2006, the BP Foundation has invested more than $200 million in U.S. initiatives. The BP Foundation is a separate legal entity from BP and accounts independently for its operations, assets, liabilities and expenses.
  • Last year the BP Foundation donated $135,000 for wildfire and tornado relief efforts in communities in Colorado and Oklahoma in addition to $1.8 million in donations and relief supplies in response to hurricanes Sandy and Isaac provided by the Foundation and BP America Inc.

About BP

 

Over the past five years, BP has invested more than $55 billion in the U.S. – more than any other energy company. BP is the nation’s second-largest producer of oil and gas and provides enough energy annually to light nearly the entire country for a year. Directly employing more than 20,000 people in all 50 states, BP supports nearly a quarter of a million jobs through all of its business activities. For more information, visit www.bp.com/us.