Shell donates over $300,000 dollars to Hurricane Laura victims

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FILE – In this May 17, 2019, file photo, a car leaves a Shell station after getting gas in Sacramento, USA.
Royal Dutch Shell said Thursday July 30, 2020, that its second-quarter earnings plunged 82% as the COVID-19 global pandemic slashed energy prices and demand. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

NEW ORLEANS, La. (BRPROUD)- $300,000 dollars were donated by multiple Shell’s across Louisiana to those suffering from Hurricane Laura.

“Louisiana is one of the most critical regions areas Shell operates in globally. The state is home to all aspects of our business, ranging from retail gas stations, refining and chemical manufacturing, and remains the home and heartland of our Deepwater Gulf of Mexico exploration and production business,” Vice President, US Gulf Coast Manufacturing, Rhoman Hardy said. Combined, these businesses directly employ more than 4,000 people, with another 4,000-plus Shell retirees calling Louisiana home. When one part of our state needs help, we respond, because this is our home too”

The donation included the following businesses:

  • $40,000 donation to the Community Foundation of Southwest Louisiana
  • $10,000 donation to the American Red Cross
  • $25,000 donation to Second Harvest of Acadiana
  • $50,000 donation to United Way of Southwest Louisiana
  • $50,000 to stand up and deploy Shell volunteer clean up and rebuilding events
  • $90,000 to provide shower stations and restroom trailers to hardest hit areas
  • $10,000 to provide humanitarian supplies to hardest hit areas
  • $35,000 to fund 2 activations of Shell volunteer cooking team to feed over 3,000 people in hardest hit areas

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