Aramco Americas has made three donations worth $1 million to two Texas cities, including oil capital Houston, to help with critical public health needs because of the recent Winter Storm Uri.
The wing of the Saudi state oil giant is providing $500,000 to the Houston Health Foundation for senior citizen and at-risk populations.
“We are partnering with the Harris County Area Agency on Aging and the Houston Health Department who are in contact with over 60,000 seniors in our community to help identify vulnerable residents who have endured freezing temperatures and damage to their homes. Aramco’s generosity will go directly to help with our response,” said Robin Mansur, chief executive of the Houston Health Foundation.
Another $400,000 is going to the Houston Harris County Winter Storm Relief Fund, administered by Greater Houston Community Foundation and United Way of Greater Houston, for winter weather relief to help Houstonians with plumbing and home repairs, temporary housing, and other basic needs resulting from the storm’s aftermath.
The Southeast Texas Emergency Relief Fund received $100,000 from Aramco Americas to help residents in the city of Port Arthur, where Aramco’s wholly owned subsidiary Motiva operates North America’s largest refinery and chemical complex.