Hoeven: Hess Corp. $1 Million Donation Puts Flood Recovery Fund-Raising Effort Well Underway

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today spoke with Hess Corp. CEO and Board Chairman John Hess, who said the company is donating $1 million to North Dakota’s flood relief effort. Hess will donate $750,000 to the Minot Area Community Foundation and $250,000 to the North Dakota Community Foundation. Hess Corp. is a major oil and gas company operating in western North Dakota. 

The Hess donation, combined with an initial $250,000 donation from the Minot Area Community Foundation, means the Minot Area Recovery Fund should meet its first goal of $1 million for the city’s recovery efforts. The Foundation, which established the fund, has named actor Josh Duhamel as its honorary chairman, and it is now working with other national, regional and local funding sources to meet or exceed an overall goal of more than $2 million. 

In addition, Hess Corp. has offered a matching gift program for its employees who want to make a personal donation to the two relief organizations, as well as to the American Red Cross North Dakota Flood Relief. 

“We are all tremendously grateful to the Hess Corporation, as well as its employees, for stepping up as a good corporate citizen and helping its North Dakota friends and neighbors,” Hoeven said. “Generosity like this demonstrates that good companies thrive in good communities, and I’m sure the people of Minot and North Dakota will long remember that Hess was there to help when help was needed. We hope Hess’s generosity will inspire other companies to come forward, as well.”