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Chesapeake donates to American Red Cross

Chesapeake Energy Corp. says it will donate $1 million to the American Red Cross to help efforts in Moore.
Oklahoman Published: May 21, 2013
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Chesapeake Energy Corp. on Monday announced it would donate $1 million to the American Red Cross to aid in rescue and recovery efforts after the Moore tornado.

The Oklahoma City-based oil and natural gas company also is organizing hundreds of employee volunteers to help tornado victims as part of Operation Blue, Chesapeake's annual campaign to encourage volunteerism.

“Our hearts go out to the victims of these terrible storms, and Chesapeake and our employees are doing all we can to aid in the disaster recovery efforts in our hometown community,” Chesapeake Chairman Archie Dunham said.

“We are providing all possible assistance using Chesapeake equipment, machinery and resources and many of our people are already mobilized under the Operation Blue banner and assisting in the rescue efforts.

“We urge other local businesses and citizens to pitch in to help during our community's hour of need.”

Operation Blue, which allows Chesapeake employees to volunteer on company time, is being expanded to help the community after this week's deadly tornadoes.

Chesapeake employees have contributed more than 100,000 volunteer hours in the company's operating areas over the past three summers.

From Staff Reports