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American Red Cross Receives $1 million from Shell Oil Company and Motiva Enterprises LLC


Donation Will Support 2008 Hurricane Relief Efforts

WASHINGTON — Shell and Motiva announced a $1 million donation to the Red Cross to support the organization’s large and lengthy hurricane relief efforts in Texas and Louisiana. The Red Cross is continuing to provide lifesaving assistance to tens of thousands of Gulf Coast residents affected by the recent hurricanes, Gustav and Ike.

“The Red Cross relies on the generous support of companies like Shell and Motiva, to meet the needs of those affected by this year’s storms,” said Gail McGovern, President and CEO of the American Red Cross. “This has been an active year of disasters, which has depleted the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. We are grateful for this gift, which will help provide disaster relief to residents throughout Texas and Louisiana.”

“Shell and Motiva are committed to supporting the communities where our employees live and work and we understand firsthand the urgent need for assistance in this region.” said Marvin Odum, President of Shell Oil Company.

Red Cross disaster workers from every state have helped the millions of people affected by Hurricanes Gustav and Ike. As of September 22, nine days after Ike’s landfall, more than 800,000 homes and buildings are still without power. The Red Cross is continuing to provide shelter, food and counseling to residents throughout the Gulf Coast. Red Cross mobile feeding vehicles are distributing meals throughout affected areas that are deemed safe.

Red Cross case workers stand ready to work with individuals and families to provide additional assistance based on the damage sustained to their homes, and are providing emotional care and comfort to help residents and emergency workers manage the stress and fear that accompanies all disasters. The organization will continue to mobilize volunteers and supplies, such as clean-up kits, to areas as needed.

People can join Shell and Motiva in supporting the Red Cross by donating to the Disaster Relief Fund. This fund enables the Red Cross to provide food, shelter, counseling and other assistance to the victims of thousands of disasters across the country each year, disasters like the Hurricanes of 2008. Log-on to or call 1-800 RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make a donation.

About the American Red Cross:
All American Red Cross disaster assistance is free, made possible by voluntary donations of time and money from the American people. You can help the victims of thousands of disasters across the country each year, disasters like the Hurricanes of 2008, by making a financial gift to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, which enables the Red Cross to provide shelter, food, counseling and other assistance to victims of disaster. The American Red Cross honors donor intent. If you wish to designate your donation to a specific disaster please do so at the time of your donation. Call 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767) or 1-800-257-7575 (Spanish). Contributions to the Disaster Relief Fund may be sent to your local American Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross, P. O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013. Internet users can make a secure online contribution by visiting

About Shell Oil Company:
Shell Oil Company, including its consolidated companies and its share in equity companies, is one of America’s leading oil and natural gas producers, natural gas marketers, gasoline marketers and petrochemical manufacturers. Shell, a leading oil and gas producer in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, is a recognized pioneer in oil and gas exploration and production technology. Shell Oil Company is an affiliate of the Shell Group, a global group of energy and petrochemical companies, employing approximately 109,000 people and operating in more than 130 countries and territories

About Motiva Enterprises LLC:
Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Motiva Enterprises LLC is a refining and marketing joint venture owned by affiliates of Shell and Saudi Aramco. Motiva’s marketing operations support a network of more than 8,000 Shell-branded gasoline stations in the eastern and southern United States. Company assets include three refineries located in Norco, Louisiana; Convent, Louisiana; and Port Arthur, Texas, currently capable of refining approximately 740,000 barrels per day, and ownership or partial interests in 41 product terminals. More information is available at


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