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Media Releases, 09 August 2016

ExxonMobil PNG continues support for Red Shield Appeal

The Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal has received a K48,000 boost from ExxonMobil PNG Limited (EMPNG), operator of the PNG LNG Project.

This is the fourth consecutive year of ExxonMobil PNG’s support, with the funds being used to assist the Salvation Army carry out its social services programs in communities in PNG 

The annual Red Shield Appeal is The Salvation Army’s key fundraiser event. Funds raised are used to help The Salvation Army provide much needed services to underserved communities in PNG.

ExxonMobil PNG recognises the significant contribution of The Salvation Army in caring for the less privileged in remote areas of PNG.

“Our support demonstrates our commitment to help support community services, at a regional level, by working with strong partners with expertise in providing much needed health and education services to communities in PNG,” said ExxonMobil PNG Managing Director Andrew Barry.

“We are pleased to assist The Salvation Army continue their wonderful work,” added Mr Barry.

The Salvation Army PNG  Territorial Commander Colonel Andrew Westrupp said the donation from ExxonMobil PNG is a boost to this year’s Red Shield Appeal and thanked ExxonMobil PNG for their continuous support.

“The Salvation Army PNG Territory will use the donation from ExxonMobil PNG to fund literacy programs for children and adults in communities, feeding programs in the settlements, skills training for youth and adults, carry out awareness on HIV/AIDS and gender-based violence, street ministry, and fund its many rural health posts around PNG,” said Colonel Westrupp.

The Appeal for this year will be launched on 25 August at the Grand Papua Hotel in Port Moresby.

ExxonMobil PNG has been a strong supporter of the Red Shield Appeal since 2012.

In addition, ExxonMobil PNG in partnership with The Salvation Army and the Fly River Provincial Government funded almost 40,000 kilograms of rice to support drought relief efforts around Western Province in 2015.