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Hess, ExxonMobil and CNOOC Limited, co-venturers in offshore oil development in the Stabroek Block, have announced formation of the Greater Guyana Initiative, a 10-year commitment of more than US$100 million to significantly expand capacity building efforts and promote sustainable economic development in Guyana.
“Guyana's future has never looked brighter, and we believe that the Greater Guyana Initiative will play an important role in making that promise a reality,” said Tim Chisholm, Hess Vice President for Guyana & Suriname.
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Eight North Dakota 4-H and FFA high school seniors have been selected to receive a combined total of $40,000 in scholarships from Hess Corporation awarded through the North Dakota State Fair Foundation. All awardees are pursuing secondary education or training related to or in support of the oil and gas industry.
Hess partnered with the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation to distribute more than 15,000 new books as part of the Spring 2021 My Home Library campaign to elementary students in our six Houston LEAP schools. We are proud to support the power of literacy by providing nearly 2,500 students with new books to help grow their home library and build a lifelong love of reading.
Hess is awarding ten $500 grants to selected North Dakota 4-H Clubs and National FFA Organization Chapters in partnership with the North Dakota State Fair Foundation. The awarded organizations will use the grants for their annual community service projects and provide a display of their project at the 2021 North Dakota State Fair.
Hess provided funding to Prairie Grit Therapy to help purchase therapy equipment and needed supplies for the clinic. Located in the Minot YMCA, Prairie Grit Therapy is an inclusive and adaptive recreational and therapeutic facility. The environment provides opportunities for children living with physical and mental disabilities to enhance their quality of life.
Hess is donating $1 million to the Houston Harris County 2021 Winter Storm Relief Fund and $1 million to the Houston Food Bank following the severe winter storm that has significantly impacted communities already suffering from the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The company will also match donations made by employees through its matching gift program.
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For the fourth consecutive year, Hess participated in the Houston Fire Department’s “Operation Stocking Stuffer” toy drive. This year, Hess donated 7,000 2020 Hess Toy Trucks to help brighten the holidays for thousands of underprivileged children and families in the Houston community. Hess volunteers helped sort thousands of gifts, including the Hess Toy Trucks, in preparation for the toy giveaway this holiday season.
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For the third consecutive year, Hess is donating over 6,500 Hess Toy Trucks and STEM curriculum guides to every elementary school in North Dakota in partnership with the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction. We are proud to support North Dakota’s Strategic Vision for education and introduce students to different STEM concepts in a fun and engaging way.
Hess celebrates another successful year of the Hess Houston Corporate Run 5K. This year’s virtual event had 70 companies and more than 2,500 participants helping to raise $31,000 in charitable contributions. Congratulations to all of the award winners and thank you to everyone who participated in the 4th annual Hess 5K!
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Hess is making a $100,000 contribution to the Great Plains Food Bank to immediately help feed hungry seniors, children and families across North Dakota and western Minnesota. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an unprecedented increase of people needing food assistance. We are proud to be able to help support the well-being of our communities and thank all that are helping those in need due to COVID-19.