BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) – Chevron announced a three million dollar donation to support relief and recovery efforts for communities affected by Hurricane Ida on Thursday, Sept. 2.
“As a major employer and longtime partner in several Gulf Coast communities, Chevron is fully committed to helping the region recover from the impacts of Hurricane Ida,” Brad Middleton, vice president of Chevron North America Exploration and Production Company’s Gulf of Mexico Business Unit said.
“We understand that these resources are vital to support the response and recovery of our communities,” Middleton said. “There is significant recovery work to be done, and Chevron stands by our fellow Louisiana residents through this difficult time.”
American Red Cross and Team Rubicon are to receive a $500,000 donation each to support disaster relief efforts throughout the impacted regions in parishes such as Jefferson, Lafourche, Terrebonne, St. Charles, Orleans, Plaquemines and St. Tammany.
Catholic Charities will also receive a $500,000 donation.
“For decades, Catholic Charities has responded to the needs of the community after natural disasters,” said Sister Marjorie Hebert, president and CEO of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New Orleans.
“As we prepare to respond to short- and long-term needs in the community, we are so grateful for Chevron’s commitment to Louisiana and that they have entrusted us with the funding to be able to help people after Hurricane Ida,” Hebert said.
The remaining amount, $1.5 million, will be distributed across local organizations that work on disaster relief.
Chevron also is going to match donations to hurricane recovery efforts that have been made by current and retired employees plus provide financial contributions to any organizations where they volunteer, according to an official press release.