The financial commitment made by the company includes a $600,000 contribution to the American Red Cross to support immediate relief efforts.
Chevron, one of the world’s largest energy companies and a substantial employer on the American south, have contributed the huge sum from their Chevron Global Community Fund and Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
While an initial £600,000 will go to immediate relief, the remaining £400,000 will be given to DonorsChoose.org for local public school classroom projects in south Florida.
Chevron has a large retail presence in Florida, Georgia and Alabama, supplying more than 2,000 independently-owned Chevron and Texaco stations from a total of 17 terminals – including five terminals owned and operated by Chevron.
Dale Walsh, president of Chevron Americas Products, said: “Chevron makes every effort to support the communities where we operate, particularly in times of need. Our hearts go out to all those affected by this storm.”