The Lamp 2017

Harvey relief by the numbers ExxonMobil donated much-needed cleaning supplies to help Texas Gulf Coast residents recover from devastating flooding brought on by Hurricane Harvey. Here is a summary of the items the company donated.


40K 1,600 3,500 500

cases of cardboard boxes for packing

1-gallon bottles of bleach

bottles of water

pairs of safety glasses

sprayers for disinfecting homes and businesses

5K 4K

2K 35K 800

dust masks

pairs of nitrile gloves

rolls of tape

pairs of leather work gloves

rolls of heavy-duty trash bags

Hurricane Harvey dumped an estimated 19 trillion gallons of rain over southeast Texas – enough to fill a cube 2.6 miles wide by 2.6 miles long by 2.6 miles high

safely up and running again in order to supply energy to where it’s needed. Pervading each of these accounts is the knowledge that when disaster strikes, none of us has to go it alone. Steve Hart Vice president global supply and transportation, Houston “Throughout the entire organization, there was an urgency and a dedication. We had many employees suffering flood damage. But while the storm was still going on, we were working issues together

Jimmy Smith Process mechanical supervisor, Baytown complex “Shutting down a refinery safely during a storm is crucial because with the winds and the rains and potential flooding, if you don’t have the proper planning, you could have a significant impact on the environment, and to the safety of our people. “The toughest part was seeing my fellow employees impacted. There were so many employees out there trying to take care of their homes and families. There was so much devastation out there.”

over the phone. Only later did I learn that this person or that person had his or her house flood. You would have never known it on the phone. Their dedication is so high that there were times you had to tell them, ‘Hey, go take care of yourself. We’ll get someone else to cover until you get back.’ “Our people are not looking for accolades for what they do. They realize that their work will not be fully seen by the public, and they don’t expect it would be. They knowwhat they’re doing is helping – helping their

community, and helping by getting fuel to customers in a time of need.”

Kristy McCarty Environmental department lead, Beaumont complex “During a shutdown, you can’t skip steps. My role before, during and after the stormwas to ensure that we compliantly and safely shut down. Our teamwas in constant contact with regulatory agencies. It was great to see people coming together as a team to solve problems, and howwilling everyone was to make environmental compliance a priority.”


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