ExxonMobil, VERC Donate to Pakistan Flood Relief

ExxonMobil donates $100,000 to the Red Crescent for flood relief, and VERC Enterprises will match every dollar raised at stores.

IRVING, Texas -- ExxonMobil Foundation donated $100,000 to the Red Crescent for flood relief and recovery efforts in Pakistan, where the United Nations reports monsoon flooding has killed up to 1,600 people and left millions homeless, the company reported.

"Our sincere thoughts are with the people of Pakistan where thousands have lost their lives and millions more have been impacted by this disaster," ExxonMobil Foundation President Suzanne McCarron said in the report. "It's our hope that our support for Red Crescent's efforts will help to address the needs of those affected by this tragedy."

The donation will be distributed to the Red Crescent through the American Red Cross. ExxonMobil does not operate in Pakistan.

Additionally, VERC Enterprises initiated a fundraising effort at each of its stores to assist those affected by the natural disaster. Donation canisters are available on counters at all 21 VERC gasoline and convenience store locations for those customers who wish to donate to the cause, the company reported. VERC Enterprises will match every dollar raised corporatewide, and donations will be accepted through Sept. 9.

"VERC Enterprises currently employs 28 managers/associates originally from Pakistan and while VERC staff family members who presently live in Pakistan were not directly affected by the floods, we felt strongly about helping those who were," Leo Vercollone, president of VERC, said in a report.

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