Exxon Mobil has donated $100,000 to help North Texas recover from a series of devastating tornadoes that struck the day after Christmas.

The donation went to the American Red Cross and is being directed to the American Red Cross North Texas Region.

According to the Dallas News, 11 people were killed and more than 2,000 homes and buildings were damaged on December 26 when a series of tornadoes touched down in Garland, Rowlett and other North Texas communities.

The donation will help provide food, shelter, counseling and other assistance to the victims of the disaster.

“Our thoughts are with all who have been impacted by the devastating tornadoes, and especially with the families who lost loved ones during the holiday season. We hope that this donation to the Red Cross will help our neighbors and friends in north Texas during this difficult time,” Exxon chairman and CEO Rex W. Tillerson said.

ExxonMobil, headquartered in Irving, and its Fort Worth-based XTO Energy subsidiary employ more than 2,300 people in the north Texas region.


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