Shell Donates over $300,000 to Hurricane Laura Relief Efforts

Donations to Assist Relief Efforts Across Southwest Louisiana

New Orleans, LA – Shell Oil Company announced today the combined contributions of over $300,000 in donations from across its Louisiana lines of business to assist the relief and recovery efforts in Southwest Louisiana following Hurricane Laura.

Hurricane Laura caused widespread devastation, stretching from Louisiana’s coast to over 200 miles inland, and displacing more than 100,000 Louisianans.

“Almost exactly fifteen years ago, Shell’s operations and people in Louisiana faced monumental challenges to our people and business from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Back in 2005, our neighbors in Southwest Louisiana and Southeast Texas took us in and helped us to recover and rebuild so that Shell could continue to call Louisiana home,” said Rick Tallant, Vice President, Gulf of Mexico – Shell Offshore Inc.  “Today, we are grateful for the opportunity to repay their kindness and care by stepping up and providing a suite of disaster recovery donations and volunteer activations from every aspect of our Louisiana businesses so our neighbors too can recover and rebuild their lives and businesses in Southwest Louisiana.”

Donations from Shell’s Louisiana businesses includes:

  • $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

“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,” said Rhoman Hardy, Vice President, US Gulf Coast Manufacturing. 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.” In addition to these contributions, Shell employees are also able to make donations to select non-profits in the region aimed at hurricane relief until September 15, through Shell’s annual “Helping Everyone Reach Out”

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