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PR Newswire: Shell Partners With Houston Food Bank and American Red Cross to Help Victims of Hurricane Katrina: Posted Saturday 3 Sept 2005              


HOUSTON, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Shell is partnering with the Houston Food Bank and the American Red Cross to conduct a food drive to provide relief for the tens of thousands of people using Houston as their refuge from the

aftermath of Katrina.


"The devastation from Hurricane Katrina is unimaginable.  The needs are great, and this food drive will provide a chance for Shell and Houstonians alike, to demonstrate their heartfelt desire to make a difference in these

people's lives," stated John Hofmeister, President, Shell Oil Company.  "Shell wants to help these folks get back on their feet and we are committed to doing that through this food drive and other community initiatives," Hofmeister



Houstonians can bring non-perishable food (tuna, peanut butter, crackers, granola bars), paper goods (paper plates, plastic utensils, diapers, baby wipes), baby items (formula, juices and baby food in plastic containers), and

personal hygiene items (toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, deodorant) to the nearest participating Shell location beginning Wednesday, September 7, and continuing through the end of September.  Approximately 200 Shell locations in

the Houston area are participating in the drive.  To find the nearest participating location call 1-888-GO-SHELL.


In addition to the food drive, Shell and Motiva have given $2 million dollars to the American Red Cross, and will match employee contributions up to another million dollars to help with relief efforts.


Shell Oil Products US, a subsidiary of Shell Oil Company, is a leader in the refining, transportation and marketing of fuels, and has a network of nearly 7,000 branded gasoline stations in the Western United States.  Shell Oil Company is a 50 percent owner of Motiva Enterprises LLC, along with Saudi Refining, Inc., which refines and markets branded products through more than 10,000 stations in the Eastern and Southern United States.  Shell Oil Company

is an affiliate of the Shell Group of Companies. 


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