Amerada Hess Corporation announced today that it had pledged $5 million to help the families of New York City firefighters, police officers and other rescue workers who died or were injured helping victims of the attack on the World Trade Center.
John Hess, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Amerada Hess said: "As a company based in New York, we are deeply appreciative of the heroic and courageous efforts of the New York City firefighters, police officers and other rescue workers who have responded to this tragedy. We are acutely aware of the pain and suffering of thousands of families and the extraordinary efforts being made by relief organizations. Our hopes and prayers are with the families of all those affected."
WORLD TRADE CENTER COORDINATION BULLETIN BOARD
The bulletin board was created to assist in the search for personnel believed to be in the World Trade Center at the time of the devastating and inconceivable terrorist attack on September 11, 2001.
The web site should be used to post information on the status of people accounted for or still missing. SIIA and FISD are coordinating with other groups in our industry to ensure the list receives broad exposure. At the time of this release, there have been 50 postings to the bulletin board.
"The disaster is horrible and the lack of information is extremely difficult to bear," said Mike Atkin, Vice President and Director, FISD. "We all extend our deepest sympathies to our colleagues and their families in this tragic time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you."
In addition to personnel postings, several organizations have also provided information on donations and contact phone numbers.
The web site requires no registration.
Instructions for WTC Bulletin Board
- Once at main WTC Bulletin Board page, please click on "WTC Disaster Information" link next to light bulb icon in the forum box.
- To post a message, click "New Topic" icon at the bottom or top of the page.
- To reply to a message, click on message link and then click on "Post Reply."
MICHELIN DONATES TIRES AND ON-SITE SUPPORT TO NEW YORK CITY RESCUE AND RECOVERY EFFORTS
Michelin North America, Inc. announced today that it is donating round-the-clock, on-site service and up to $250,000 in tires for emergency vehicles of all types involved in the "ground zero" recovery efforts on-going in lower Manhattan. The donation was communicated this morning to the Office of New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and to the Commissioner of Support Services, who is heading up the operation.
"It is simply the right thing to do," said MNA Chairman and President Jim Micali. "Michelin North America is committed to providing the emergency crews working in the Manhattan crisis area the full resources and expertise of our company."
Specifically, Michelin's donation will involve:
- An On-Site Service Truck in the "ground zero" area 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The truck will service all emergency vehicles involved in the recovery efforts.
- Up to $250,000 in Michelin tires to any emergency vehicle in the crisis area as necessary to maintain the operation of the vehicle.
- An On-Site Michelin Technical Expert continuously available to assist in any tire or mobility related issues to insure the continuous operation of all vehicles.
- If Michelin makes a tire for the vehicle, it will be included in the relief effort. Michelin expects to service and provide tires for heavy-construction and earthmover equipment as well as fire engines, ambulances, police cars and a variety of other support vehicles.
Rescuers are facing significant mobility challenges as trucks and equipment move over a variety of debris. Maintaining tires and securing mobility will be crucial to moving the operation efforts forward as quickly as possible. "As a leading manufacturer for vehicles of all types from bicycles to the world's largest mining and earthmoving equipment, Michelin is uniquely qualified to assist the mobility of the rescue efforts and is committed to doing so," said Micali.
Earlier today, the Michelin Group announced its contribution of $1 million to assist the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. The "Michelin Relief Fund" has been opened to all 128,000 Michelin employees worldwide who wish to make additional donations.
TRUCKING INDUSTRY KEEPS AIR FREIGHT MOVING
In the wake of Tuesday's terrorist bombings of the World Trade Center and Pentagon, Minnesota's trucking industry has stepped in to ensure that mail and time sensitive packages continue to move across the country.
Minnesota truckers have put extra equipment on the streets to handle an increased demand in the movement of mail from the Twin Cities. Industry firms estimate that 20 trucks a day are moving mail from Minneapolis-St. Paul that would have normally traveled by air. Trucking companies who specialize in mail are subcontracting with other trucking firms to meet this short-term increase in demand.
"Truckers are responding with compassion and creativity to this very difficult situation," said Minnesota Trucking Association President John Hausladen. "We are rerouting trucks and adjusting pickup and delivery schedules to accommodate the very fluid needs of our customers on the East Coast. The country can rest assured that we have the people, equipment and dedication to handle whatever is needed to safely and efficiently move this nation's vital freight."
The trucking industry has also initiated "Operation Diesel Watch," a nationwide reporting program designed to prevent and report instances of diesel fuel price gouging. "The Department of Energy tells us there is no supply problem to justify some of the price increases we have seen in spot locations across the country," said Hausladen.
KELLOGG DONATES ONE MILLION SERVINGS OF FOOD TO DISASTER RELIEF EFFORTS
Kellogg Company has dispatched five truckloads of product to New York City and Washington, D.C. to assist relief efforts for Tuesday's terrorist attacks. The shipment includes approximately one million servings of Kellogg's and Keebler products.
"Kellogg people are deeply saddened by this disaster," said Kellogg Company Chairman and CEO Carlos Gutierrez. "We are committed to doing what we can to assist those impacted, including the heroic people on the scene working to provide relief. As a company that produces nutritious foods, this donation of product is our best way of supporting relief efforts."
To ensure Kellogg's foods get to the people most in need, the company is working with long-time partner America's Second Harvest, the national network of food banks. Second Harvest, in cooperation with the American Red Cross, currently has a relief system in place in both impacted cities. The first Kellogg shipment will arrive today. Products include Special K(R) cereal, Pop-Tarts(R), Nutri-Grain(R) bars, Rice Krispies Treats(R), Krave(TM) bars and Keebler cookies and crackers.
Supporting disaster relief efforts is a focus of Kellogg Company's longstanding commitment to corporate social responsibility. These efforts have an international scope -- the company has recently supported relief efforts for victims of natural disasters in India, El Salvador and Mozambique. Kellogg Company was cited this year by Worth magazine as one of America's most generous companies.
TOSCO AND ITS LOCAL EXXON DEALER AID NEW YORK RELIEF EFFORT BY DONATING FUEL FOR EMERGENCY VEHICLES
Tosco Corporation and its local Exxon dealer are donating fuel to assist crews working in the emergency zone of downtown Manhattan.
The station owners acted immediately to provide free fuel for relief vehicles, and Tosco continues to supply fuel without charge to assist with the effort. The fuel is being delivered under police escort.
The station owners, Paul Kerner and Harris Kalish, have operated the gasoline station, located at 24 Second Avenue and East 1st Street in New York City, for 9 years.
Tosco also operates a refinery in the New York area, has offered tugboats to assist in the rescue and cleanup efforts, and members of the facility's rescue squad have volunteered to go to the scene to assist in the search and rescue efforts.
WORLDCOM OFFERS ASSISTANCE
In an effort to aid those impacted by the events of September 11th, WorldCom is making resources, technology and other support available for disaster workers, government agencies and victims in the New York City and Washington DC areas.
WorldCom is assisting the American Red Cross through donations of office space, telephones, and local and long distance service. Additionally, WorldCom employees are volunteering to assist the Red Cross.
In an effort to assist the disaster workers and government agencies, WorldCom has donated long distance service, two-way pagers and telecommunication network switches to maintain communications in New York City.
WorldCom is also offering office space, and data, Internet and local and long distance services to impacted businesses in New York.
CHEVRON AND TEXACO PLEDGE $5 MILLION EACH TO RELIEF EFFORTS
Chevron and Texaco announced today that the companies are each pledging $5 million to the relief effort in response to Tuesday's terrorist attacks in the United States. Both companies will work with national, state and local relief agencies to distribute the funds where they are needed most.
In a joint statement, Dave O'Reilly, chairman and CEO of Chevron Corp., and Glenn F. Tilton, chairman and CEO of Texaco Inc. said, "The scenes we have witnessed surrounding this horrific tragedy cannot come close to approximating the true magnitude of these terrorist attacks. All of us share deep feelings of sympathy for those who lost mothers, fathers, sons or daughters, neighbors, friends or colleagues.
"While we grieve, we also turn our attention to the daunting challenge of rescue, relief and recovery, and we recognize the financial and logistical scale of these efforts. We hope this pledge will help in some way with the necessary work that must be done in the coming days, weeks and months."
Chevron and Texaco, which are merging, are also encouraging their employees to consider helping on a personal level, by donating blood or by making a financial contribution to an appropriate relief agency.
CMS ENERGY SUPPORTS AMERICAN RED CROSS RELIEF EFFORTS
CMS Energy Corporation today announced it is making a $50,000 donation to the American Red Cross to help fund disaster relief efforts following this week's terrorist attacks in New York and Washington.
"It is important that we, as Americans, pull together in the recovery effort during this urgent time of need," said CMS Energy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer William T. McCormick, Jr. "CMS Energy and its employees have a history of providing help and financial support in response to tragedies such as America experienced this week. Our prayers go out to the victims and their families in this terrible assault," he added.