2005 News Story

Saudi Aramco pledges $2 million to tsunami victims

Saudi Aramco pledged U.S. $2 million for victims of the devastating tsunami in the Indian Ocean region.  The donation was made as part of a fund-raising telethon held recently by Saudi Arabia to aid the affected areas of South and Southeast Asia.  Abdallah S. Jum'ah, Saudi Aramco's President and Chief Executive Officer said that the donation was part of Saudi Aramco's tradition of social responsibility. The telethon ordered by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Fahd bin Abdulaziz to raise funds for the victims of the tsunami disaster in the Indian Ocean region has raised well over U.S. $80 million in cash and does not include in-kind contributions from Saudi citizens and companies.