Our Response to COVID-19
At Aramco Americas, we are committed to the safety and well being of our people and the communities where we live and work. Along with our parent company Aramco, we are part of a global enterprise-wide effort to provide disaster relief and address the Covid pandemic. In the United States, our focus is on ensuring the safety of our employees and their families, fighting hunger with donations and volunteerism at food banks, and supporting hospitals and first-responders in fighting the disease.
Hurricane Harvey Relief
At the end of August, Hurricane Harvey made landfall along the U.S. Gulf Coast, causing historic flooding that claimed lives and damaged tens of thousands of homes and businesses. Aramco reached out to the community with a renewed sense of support and volunteerism for the city we have called home for almost 45 years.
Our Harvey relief efforts have included in-kind donations — such as water, clothing and food – to large-scale logistical support and company donations aimed at making a difference to rebuild Houston. Aramco’s volunteer spirit and involvement in the community has never been stronger.
We are with Houston in the journey to rebuild.
Houston Food Bank
Aramco supports the Houston Food Bank through a volunteer program that helps local families in need.
Our employees, their family members, and summer students help feed the hungry of Houston by packaging, sorting, and handling food at the Houston Food Bank.
Their efforts provide meals for thousands of people in the Greater Houston area.
Aramco Americas was recognized with a 2021 Presidential Volunteer Service Award for its work with the Houston Food Bank. This presidential award recognizes the important role of volunteers and the impact they make in the community.
In 2021 the commitment to fight food insecurity expanded with Aramco joining Feeding America as a Leadership Partner supporting a network of 200 food banks nationwide.
Crime Stoppers of Houston
The safety of the communities in which we live and work is a top priority. That is why we sponsor organizations like Crime Stoppers of Houston. The organization began as a coalition of businesses concerned about rising crime rates and has grown to partner with the media, private citizens, and law enforcement in the Greater Houston area. Outreach efforts include everything from providing a neighborhood alert system to increasing youth awareness in schools.
Houston Public Library
We are pleased to support the Houston Public Library and the rebuilding of the Amanda Dixon Neighborhood Library into a new technology-driven space called TECHLink.
The Houston Public Library (HPL) system has one of the largest service areas in the country---both population and area—serving 2.3 residents in the City of Houston. Aramco’s commitment to STEM learning and education has our employees participating in volunteer events and programs in support of literacy and contributing to the HPL Foundation. A $1.6 million dollar donation will create the first fully-dedicated TECHLink library model featuring the latest digital information and technology. The library is scheduled to open in Summer 2020.