Andeavor Assists in California Wildlife Relief Efforts
As of mid-August, there are six major wildfires across California which, to-date, have burned more than 700,000 acres, damaged or destroyed nearly 2,500 structures and caused approximately $330M in damage. Andeavor and the Andeavor Foundation provided much needed assistance to firefighters and front-line relief workers.
Given the sheer size of the necessary effort to combat the blaze, local food and water supply have come under strain. In tandem with industry partner Core-Mark, Andeavor donated more than 2,500 cases of drinking water to support firefighters on the front lines of the Carr Fire in northern California.
“The Hoopa Fire Department and Office of Emergency Services would like to thank all those that collaborated and donated this large amount of water to help our fire fighters do their jobs best,” said Serene Hayden, director of emergency services for Hoopa Valley, Calif. The Hoopa Fire Department is one of the major staging areas for firefighters battling the Carr Fire.
The Andeavor Foundation has also awarded $100,000 to the American Red Cross to support sheltering and relief operations. The funds will primarily be used in response to the Mendocino Complex and Holy Fire that have displaced approximately 30,000 people.
“We are extremely grateful to Andeavor for its tremendous support, especially during this critical moment in our California wildfires disaster relief efforts,” said David Chaney senior division philanthropy officer with the American Red Cross.
“Safety is a core value at Andeavor and helping protect our communities is an essential component of our philanthropic focus,” said Brian Sullivan, Andeavor’s vice president of corporate affairs and president of the Andeavor Foundation. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to those impacted by these tragic events and to the brave men and women battling these fires and providing much needed assistance.”
Andeavor is encouraging our people to take advantage of our charitable contribution match in making a donation to the American Red Cross for the California Wildfire Relief Efforts.