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BP Foundation gives $50,000 to support victims of the California wildfires

Release date:
November 15, 2018

HOUSTON – The BP Foundation has donated $50,000 to the California chapter of American Red Cross to provide emergency relief and aid to those impacted by California wildfires.


The organization provides food, water, shelter and other assistance, and has on-the-ground support teams assisting with humanitarian relief in the state.


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 response efforts.


“Our thoughts are with our neighbors, customers and all those impacted by the fires, and we hope this donation can help provide at least a small measure of relief,” said Kathleen Martinez, executive director of BP Foundation.


BP has a significant presence in California, with more than 290 ARCO-licensed and branded fuel stations and 740 ampm convenience stores.

About BP

BP is a global producer of oil and gas with operations in 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 111,000 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

Email: uspress@bp.com