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    ExxonMobil Kicks Off United Way Campaign

    200 volunteers lent a hand at nine nonprofit agencies.

    CHICAGO -- Approximately 200 ExxonMobil employees participated in various United Way Day of Caring activities throughout north Texas. As part of the 2005 United Way campaign, these volunteers engaged in nursing home activities, planted fall flowers, delivered food and assisted with other needs of ExxonMobil's selected nonprofit agencies.

    The selected United Way agencies are Child Care Group, Citizens Development Center, Collin County Children's Advocacy Center, Dallas Children's Advocacy Center, Reading and Radio Resource, Salvation Army, Senior Source and Visiting Nurse Association.

    In addition, ExxonMobil is partnering with United Way agency Irving Cares to help evacuees of Hurricane Katrina. Volunteers coordinated a food drive to help restock the agency's food pantry and are volunteering in shifts throughout September to help stock the pantry.

    "The ExxonMobil United Way Day of Caring allows our employees to work hand in hand with those in the nonprofit sector while engaging in volunteer activities," said Lucille Cavanaugh, vice president of human resources for Exxon Mobil and ExxonMobil's United Way campaign chair. "Community involvement has always been a top priority at ExxonMobil through the donation of time and talents of our employees and financial contributions."

    In addition to assistance provided by ExxonMobil volunteers, agencies selected for the 2005 Day of Caring will receive grants through the ExxonMobil Volunteer Involvement Program. This ExxonMobil program encourages employees, retirees and other eligible participants to actively contribute their time and talent to nonprofit organizations by providing contributions on the participants' behalf.

    Last year, the ExxonMobil campaign raised more than $1 million for the United Way in Dallas and Tarrant Counties. In addition, ExxonMobil employees and retirees volunteered more than 26,800 hours in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, which resulted in $258,000 in grants awarded to local organizations through ExxonMobil's Volunteer Involvement Program.

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