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Hess, ExxonMobil and CNOOC Limited, co-venturers in offshore oil development in the Stabroek Block, partnered with the University of Guyana to provide funding for Zoom Rooms that will connect thousands of students with quality education.
This program is established as part of the Greater Guyana Initiative, a 10-year commitment of more than US$100million to support education, improve healthcare and promote sustainable economic development.
Hess Force volunteers worked with the Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce to help collect and serve meals for the Montrose Center and its LGBTQ+ seniors during their 2021 Chamber Holiday Food Drive. The food drive will fill 250 holiday food boxes, provide 3,750 shelf-stable meals and fill up pantries for the seniors.
Hess volunteers participated in a Hess Day event benefitting the Houston Fire Department’s “Operation Stocking Stuffer” toy drive. For the fifth consecutive year, our team helped sort thousands of gifts, including 3,500 Hess Toy Trucks, to help brighten the holidays for thousands of children and families in need in our Houston community.
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Hess Force volunteers recently helped fill students’ book wish lists through the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation’s My Home Library program. Our team helped distribute and read selected books to students from underserved elementary schools in our Hess neighborhood, helping to bridge the gap in access to literacy resources and programs.
Hess is providing $50,000 to its scholarship program in partnership with the North Dakota State Fair Foundation. Eight scholarships will be awarded to North Dakota high school seniors involved in 4-H or FFA, students exhibiting at the North Dakota State Fair and those who plan to pursue secondary education or training related to or in support of the oil and gas industry.
“These scholarships are part of Hess’ longstanding commitment to education. We are excited to continue investing in the youth of North Dakota with this program,” said Brent Lohnes, General Manager for North Dakota.
Hess celebrates another successful year of the Hess Houston Corporate Run 5K. This year’s virtual and in-person event had nearly 4,000 participants across more than 130 companies helping to raise $50,000 in charitable contributions. Congratulations to all the award winners and thank you to everyone who participated in the 5th annual Hess 5K!
Hess has donated $25,000 to the 1,000 Trees for Minot Project. We are proud to support the community of Minot, North Dakota and positively impact the communities where we live and work. The project will be advancing community development, improving quality of life, strengthening biodiversity, maintaining good air quality, creating windbreaks and shelters, and educating the public through the goal of planting 1,000 trees in Minot over the next five years.
Hess donated $50,000 to Farm Rescue, a nonprofit that supports family farms and ranches in crisis to provide them with the opportunity to continue viable operations. Since 2016, we have contributed more than $200,000 to help aid Farm Rescue’s assistance operations.
For the fourth consecutive year, Hess has partnered with the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction to donate over 6,700 Hess Toy Truck’s new Cargo Plane and Jet Toys and STEM curriculum guides, designed by Baylor College of Medicine’s Center for Educational Outreach, to every elementary school in North Dakota. We are proud to align with the state’s Strategic Vision for education to find new opportunities for interactive teaching and learning.
Brent Lohnes, General Manager for North Dakota said, “Our mission is to be the most trusted energy partner wherever we operate and to make a positive impact in the communities where we live and work. We are proud to play a role in North Dakota supporting education and STEM.”
Hess has announced a $1.4 million grant to the Jackie Robinson Foundation as part of its longstanding commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. The grant will be used to support the new Jackie Robinson Museum which will serve as a venue for innovative educational programming and dialogue on critical social issues, and to provide four-year scholarships and support services to 5 underrepresented college students as part of the JRF Scholarship Program. Hess will also provide internship opportunities for JRF Scholars, with a goal of five Hess JRF Scholar internships per year starting in 2022.