Energy and gas company Phillips 66 donated $1 million to the American Red Cross to help states affected by Hurricane Ida, including New Jersey.
Half of Phillips 66’s total contribution was announced Sept. 7.
“We want those affected by Ida to know they are not alone,” said Phillips 66 Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Greg Garland. “The Red Cross is at the fore as the American people and industry marshal resources to help people recover and rebuild, and we are proud at Phillips 66 to support those efforts.”
Hurricane Ida made landfall on Aug. 29 as a Category 4 hurricane and hit New Jersey with tornados and flooding on Sept. 2. Phillips 66 operates assets in both Louisiana and New Jersey, and confirmed in its Sept. 7 announcement that all of its employees in the affected areas are accounted for.
“The American Red Cross, our volunteers and partners are working around the clock to provide help and hope to thousands of people impacted by Hurricane Ida,” said Gail McGovern, president and CEO of the American Red Cross, in a prepared statement. “We cannot thank Phillips 66 enough for their generosity, which will enable us to provide shelter, relief supplies, food and comfort to families as they begin to rebuild their lives after this catastrophic storm.”
The Red Cross did not respond to a request for comment on where in New Jersey the funds would be going by press time.