FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
- XTO Energy donates $10,000 to United Way of Williston
- Donation will help families with rental deposits and out-of-pocket expenses
WILLISTON, N.D. – XTO Energy Inc., a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil Corporation, today announced a donation of $10,000 to the United Way of Williston to help families who lost their homes to a recent apartment fire in Williston.
On September 7, Williston Fire Department crews responded to an apartment fire at Dakota Apartments in Williston. No injuries were reported, but approximately 80 residents lost their homes in the fire. XTO's donation will provide assistance for families in making rental deposits and reimburse them for out-of-pocket expenses incurred as a result of the fire.
"XTO has once again stepped in as a community leader by giving financial assistance to a local charity that will help the families that have been displaced during this horrific event," said Tate Cymbaluk, Williston city commissioner. "The people of Williston and the entire region benefit greatly from the involvement and generosity of XTO."
"XTO is making an effort to provide assistance to help the families in our community who need it most," said Matthew Deveau, operations manager, XTO Energy Bakken District. "Our donation will help these families get back on their feet during this difficult time."
Williston Fire Department received mutual aid from Williston Rural Fire Department. Williston Police Department and Williston-Williams County Emergency Management also provided assistance in the response. Approximately 30 firefighters responded to the incident.
"We would like to extend our gratitude to all the emergency responders who put their personal safety on the line to help others during the response effort," said Deveau.
About XTO Energy Inc.
XTO Energy, a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil Corporation, is a leading oil and natural gas producer in the United States with expertise in developing tight gas, shale gas and unconventional oil resources. XTO or its affiliates operate in all major U.S. unconventional producing regions and Western Canada. In North Dakota, XTO holds 479,000 acres and produces approximately 73,000 barrels of oil per day and 157 million cubic feet of gas per day. In 2017, ExxonMobil and XTO Energy contributed $178,000 to higher education, medical care, environmental research and arts and civic organizations in North Dakota.
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