Oxy | June 15th, 2022Oxy today announced a contribution of $100,000 to the American Red Cross in support of emergency wildfire relief efforts in New Mexico. In 2022, multiple large wildfires burned approximately 800,000 acres in New Mexico, leading to the evacuation of over 50,000 residents.
"Oxy believes in supporting our neighbors and first responders across New Mexico during challenging times," said Babatunde Cole, President & General Manager, Oxy Delaware Basin. "We are committed to our community partners throughout the Permian and Delaware Basins to support impacted residents, firefighters, and frontline workers in New Mexico with emergency relief and disaster recovery efforts."
"The New Mexico Chapter of the American Red Cross deeply appreciates Oxy's support as we respond to the largest wildfires in New Mexico's state history," said Kathy Segura Salas, Executive Director, Red Cross New Mexico Chapter. "This generous donation from Oxy will enable the Red Cross to continue providing emergency shelter, meals and disaster relief supplies for thousands of devastated families, firefighters and disaster response teams. We can only deliver on our mission to help those in need when we have tremendous partners like Oxy and their continued commitment to New Mexico's communities."
In New Mexico, Oxy is a founding partner in the Pecos Watershed Conservation Initiative, a proactive, landscape-based approach to managing Permian Basin species and habitats. Oxy has also been recognized by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and the Restore New Mexico program for habitat restoration on the Todd Lower San Andres Unit in the Pecos Watershed.
Occidental is an international energy company with assets primarily in the United States, the Middle East and North Africa. We are one of the largest oil producers in the U.S., including a leading producer in the Permian and DJ basins, and offshore Gulf of Mexico. Our midstream and marketing segment provides flow assurance and maximizes the value of our oil and gas. Our chemical subsidiary OxyChem manufactures the building blocks for life-enhancing products. Our Oxy Low Carbon Ventures subsidiary is advancing leading-edge technologies and business solutions that economically grow our business while reducing emissions. We are committed to using our global leadership in carbon management to advance a lower-carbon world. Visit oxy.com for more information.
About The American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides comfort to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; distributes international humanitarian aid; and supports veterans, military members and their families. The Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to deliver its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit Twitter at @RedCross.