Jimm Cross volunteers with Fuel Relief Fund, which provided $160,000 worth of free fuel in Philippines

In the wake of the Philippine's Super Typhoon Haiyan, the international Fuel Relief Fund provided $160,000 worth of free fuel to help stabilize the crisis and save lives. Cross Petroleum co-owner Jimm Cross Jr. lends his fuel management expertise, leadership, and fundraising skills as a volunteer on the Fuel Relief Fund Board executive committee. The Fuel Relief Fund is made up of volunteers worldwide in the fuel and transportation industry and operates with no paid staff. Fuel is supplied to hospitals, schools, orphanages, fire stations, police stations, and charities providing aid to communities. Volunteers with expertise are essential for organizing fast, cost effective, safe, and efficient fuel delivery to needed areas and organizations following disasters, according to a press release. The Fuel Relief Fund is the only nonprofit organization providing free fuel to victims of disasters around the world since 1992. “It is an honor and a privilege to take what I have learned about serving our customers in all kinds of challenging conditions throughout Northern California and apply it to helping people throughout the world in desperate situations,” says Cross. “Fuel Relief Fund is an amazing organization to be part of. It feels tremendous for me to be able to follow in the 52 year old company tradition started in Mount Shasta by my grandfather to share our knowledge and resources by working with the Fuel Relief Fund.” In a letter sent to the Fuel Relief Fund post-Haiyan, the mayor of Tacloban City in the Philippines, Alfred Romualdez, stated, “Let me say thank you very much for your unique initiative to provide free fuel to the various local and international NGO's, to hospitals, to evacuation centers, to remote municipalities, and to all the people who need fuel at this time of need. Your charitable deed is a remarkable humanitarian effort as the fuel you provide for generators and vehicles allows us all to perform our work of restoring Tacloban City a lot easier.” Donations to aid in preparation for the next disaster are still being accepted by the Fuel Relief Fund. For more information about the Fuel Relief Fund go to http://fuelrelieffund.org/donate or https://www.facebook.com/ FuelReliefFund.org. Cross Petroleum and sister business entities serve communities in Siskiyou, Shasta, Tehama and Butte counties, including four fuel and oil distribution centers, five stand-alone card-lock stations, 12 retail service stations, and two maintenance companies. Cross Petroleum's stated mission is to “provide resources of support for our families and neighbors, while fostering community stewardship and care for our natural surroundings. By working together we hope to improve the quality of life for all.” More information about Cross Petroleum can be found at: http://crosspetroleum.com/