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Chevron commits $100,000 to New Mexico wildfire relief and recovery efforts

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Midland, Texas — Chevron U.S.A. Inc. on July 8 announced a donation of $100,000 to support relief and recovery efforts in response to the South Fork fire and the Salt fire near the village of Ruidoso and the Mescalero Apache Reservation in south-central New Mexico.

“Through our legacy companies, Chevron has been a proud community partner in New Mexico for more than 100 years,” said Darrell Carriger, manager for Chevron’s Delaware Basin operations in New Mexico. “Chevron is committed to supporting first responders, tribal and local governments, and non-profit organizations as they work to contain these fires and address impacts across Lincoln and Otero counties.”

The Greatest Need Impact Fund for Lincoln and Otero Counties, which is held within the Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico, will receive a $75,000 donation. The Mescalero Apache Tribe, a federally-recognized tribal government, will receive a $25,000 donation.

“On behalf of the Mescalero Apache Tribe, I extend our heartfelt gratitude to Chevron for their generous donation. This contribution will directly support our tribe and its members during these challenging times of fires and flooding on the reservation,” said Thora Padilla, President, Mescalero Apache Tribe. “With evacuation shelters set up at the Inn of the Mountain Gods and our local community center and volunteers tirelessly organizing and distributing essential supplies, Chevron’s support is invaluable. Chevron’s assistance helps us maintain our resilience and care for our community despite economic impacts and disruptions. Thank you for standing with us and aiding in our relief efforts.”

“The Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico is honored to receive the support of Chevron to care for our friends and neighbors throughout Lincoln and Otero counties,” said Terra V. Winter, President and CEO, Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico. “Funding will aid residents affected by the fires while focusing on emerging and long-term economic revitalization. We are humbled by the support from Chevron and grateful for their incredible generosity.”

Additionally, Chevron will match qualifying donations to wildfire relief efforts made by employees and retirees, as well as provide financial contributions to non-profit organizations where employees volunteer.

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