Exxon Mobil Corporation announced today a donation of US$50,000 to the Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) to help in relief efforts for the recent flooding, which killed hundreds and left thousands homeless in Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
In coordination with the Haitian and Dominican governments and with the support of the private sector, PADF is providing immediate supplies of food, water, and shelter to victims of this tragedy. After immediate needs are met, PADF will work with local partners to help rebuild communities and roads destroyed in the flooding.
PADF, created in 1962, is an affiliate of the Organization of American States (OAS), and has worked over the last four decades to improve conditions for thousands of disadvantaged Latin American and Caribbean people.
The ExxonMobil grant will be divided equally between the two countries. In addition to the donation, local subsidiaries and employees are providing immediate in-kind assistance to flood victims.
ExxonMobil subsidiaries have operated in Haiti for more than 80 years, and in the Dominican Republic for 100 years.