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BP Foundation gives $50,000 to support victims of Hurricane Florence

Release date:
September 20, 2018

HOUSTON – The BP Foundation has donated $50,000 to Samaritan’s Purse to provide emergency relief and aid to those impacted by Hurricane Florence in North Carolina and South Carolina. Samaritan’s Purse specializes in meeting critical needs for victims of conflict, disaster, famine, and epidemics around the world. The organization provides food, water, shelter, medicine, and other assistance, and has on-the-ground support teams assisting with flood relief in the region.


The BP Foundation also will match dollar-for-dollar donations that company employees make to the charity or a local disaster relief organization of their choice to support relief efforts.


“We hope this donation can help provide at least a small measure of relief to the thousands affected by the storm,” said Iris Cross, executive director of BP Foundation.


In South Carolina, BP directly employs more than 220 people and spends about $260 million with local businesses, supporting 2,100 jobs in the state. The company’s operations include the BP Cooper River plant and over 290 retail stations. In North Carolina, BP has more than 600 branded retail stations across the state and the marketing and trading business has offices in Charlotte and Wilmington.


About BP

BP is a global producer of oil and gas with operations in over 70 countries. BP has a larger economic footprint in the U.S. than in any other nation, and it has invested more than $100 billion here since 2005. 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 America, 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 2008, it has donated more than $145 million to charitable organizations in the U.S. 


Further information

BP Press Office, Houston

Phone: +1 281 366 4463

Email: uspress@bp.com