ExxonMobil’s corporate, employee and retiree contributions to the United Way in the Houston and Baytown areas reached a record $17 million recently, the company said.
The announcement was made during a celebration at NCI Ripley House Community Center where checks for $11.3 million and $1.7 million were presented to the United Way of Greater Houston and United Way of Baytown, respectively.
The company also contributed $4 million through ExxonMobil Volunteer Involvement Program grants earned by employee and retiree volunteers at various United Way affiliated agencies and other avenues.
An additional $2.5 million contribution was made to the United Way Hurricane Ike Recovery Fund earlier this year. The funds will assist in developing youth to their full potential, creating strong families and safe neighborhoods, sustaining senior independence and supporting people rebuilding their lives.
“Every year we work hard to serve our community with a special emphasis on the ExxonMobil United Way campaign for our Houston and Baytown companies,” said Neil Duffin, president of ExxonMobil Development Company. “This has been an especially tough year for many folks and our employees and retirees feel honored to give back to the communities and people who are so important to us all.”