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BP donates $50,000 for California wildfire relief efforts

Release date:
October 17, 2017

HOUSTON – The BP Foundation has given $50,000 to the American Red Cross to help victims and first responders dealing with the devastating wildfires in northern California.


The donation will assist with the purchase of emergency food, health services and shelter for those displaced by the disaster. In addition, BP’s ampm convenience store chain will donate nearly 600 cases of water to first responders and relief organizations in the region.


“The people of northern California have been hit hard by the wildfires, and the recovery will be long, but we hope this donation can provide a small measure of relief to those who most need it, and to those still working on the front lines,” said Donna Sanker, chief operating officer of BP’s ampm and ARCO business on the West Coast.


The BP Foundation is also matching employee donations to the relief effort.


About BP

BP is a global producer of oil and gas with operations in over 70 countries. Over the past 10 years BP has invested $90 billion in the U.S. – more than any other energy company. BP employs about 14,000 people across the U.S. and supports more than 106,000 additional jobs through all its business activities. For more information on BP in the U.S. visit www.bp.com/us.

Notes to editors

  • The BP Foundation is a separate legal entity from BP and accounts independently for its operations, assets, liabilities and expenses. Since 2006, it has donated more than $300 million to charitable organizations around the world.
  • BP has a significant business presence in California marketing through the ARCO and ampm brands, including a large presence in northern CA.


Further information

BP Press Office, Houston

Phone: +1 281 366 4463

Email: uspress@bp.com