PADF-OAS-HUFH relief efforts get a major financial boost WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Chevron has donated $450,000 to the Pan American Development Foundation's Haiti disaster relief and recovery effort, a major contribution that will have a significant impact on the nonprofit's in-country work. www.PanAmericanRelief.org "Chevron is a shining example of corporate leadership during natural disasters and humanitarian crises," says John Sanbrailo, PADF's Executive Director "Chevron's generous contribution to our work in Haiti ensures that we can benefit even more people in some of the mostly heavily damaged areas." PADF -- an independent nonprofit that also acts as the natural disaster arm of Organization of American States (OAS) -- is collaborating with Hollywood Unites for Haiti (HUFH) and other organizations to provide immediate relief and to contribute to the country's reconstruction. "PADF has always taken a long-term approach to helping Haiti. We were there for them before and we are proud to be able to respond to the call for support again in providing immediate relief and assistance," says Mauricio Nicholls, general manager, retail and commercial and industrial, Caribbean, Central America and Andean regions for Chevron Products Company.
Chevron is also matching its USA employee contributions to PADF-OAS-HUFH and encouraging employees around the globe to contribute to the earthquake relief efforts. Employees are donating online at www.PanAmericanRelief.org. Chevron's contribution to PADF is part of a $1.2 million donation to several aid organizations working in Haiti.
In addition to Haiti, Chevron has been involved in PADF's relief efforts in Guatemala, El Salvador, Jamaica, Ecuador, Peru and elsewhere. It is a founding member of PADF's Disaster Management and Emergency Response Program, which was created to channel corporate contributions to relief efforts in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Individual and corporate donations to the Haiti relief efforts are encouraged by calling toll-free (877) 572-4484 or visiting www.PanAmericanRelief.org. Text HEAL to 50555 to donate $5. One-hundred percent of donations go to Haiti earthquake relief efforts.
About Chevron Chevron Corporation is one of the world's leading integrated energy companies, with subsidiaries that conduct business across the globe. The company's success is driven by the ingenuity and commitment of approximately 62,000 employees who operate across the energy spectrum. Chevron explores for, produces and transports crude oil and natural gas; refines, markets and distributes transportation fuels and other energy products; manufactures and sells petrochemical products; generates power and produces geothermal energy; provides energy efficiency solutions; and develops and commercializes the energy resources of the future, including biofuels and other renewables. Chevron is based in San Ramon, Calif. More information about Chevron is available at www.chevron.com .
About the OAS The Organization of American States (OAS) is the world's oldest regional organization, dating back to the First International Conference of American States, which was held in Washington, D.C. from October 1889 to April 1890. Today, it is comprised of 34 countries from Latin America and the Caribbean. www.oas.org About HUFH Hollywood Unites For Haiti is a non-profit charitable aid organization based in Los Angeles that is lead by Jimmy Jean-Louis, the actor who plays the "Haitian" on NBC's "Heroes." www.hufh.org and www.HaitianHero.com .
About PADF PADF is a non-profit organization established in 1962 to promote, facilitate, and implement social and economic development in Latin America and the Caribbean. In the past year, it had more than 5.6 million beneficiaries in 18 countries.
PADF is one of the largest non-governmental organizations in Haiti. With nearly three decades of work on th e ground, PADF now manages a large portfolio of activities ranging from community-driven development to protecting human rights.
Its headquarters is in Washington, D.C., and has field offices in Haiti, Colombia, the Dominican Republic and elsewhere. www.padf.org .
SOURCE Pan American Development Foundation 02/01/2010 CONTACT: Michael J. Zamba, Senior Director of Communications, Pan American Development Foundation, Tel. +1-202-458-3969, email@example.com