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Chevron commits $3 million for relief in communities affected by Ida

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Chevron, the top oil American producer, announced this Thursday it is committing $3 million to support relief and recovery efforts for the communities affected by Hurricane Ida.

As we have reported previously, Hurricane Ida wreaked havoc on Louisiana. Particularly on the Baton Rouge oil port, where the Hurricane landed on Sunday. With strong winds of more than 200 kilometers per hour, it collapsed transmission lines, flooded refineries. It also left millions without power.

As of this Thursday, oil activities at ports nearby the region are slowly returning to normal, but with several delays and hurdles. As Chevron has been a major player in the area, it took its commitment to the community seriously and made the three million donation.

According to the company’s statement American Red Cross, Catholic Charities; and Team Rubicon will each receive a $500,000 donation to support immediate relief efforts throughout the impacted region. Specifically, relief will go to Jefferson, Lafourche, Terrebonne, St. Charles, Orleans, Plaquemines, and St. Tammany parishes, and others.

The remaining $1,5 million will go across local organizations focused on disaster relief. I addition to the donation, the company will provide financial contributions to organizations where employees volunteer.

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Chevron a top player in Louisiana for 80 years

In fact, organizations like the American Red Cross, Catholic Charities; and Team Rubicon are key partners for the company in delivering such assistance. Brad Middleton, vice president of Chevron North America Exploration and Production on the company’s Gulf of Mexico business unit, said. “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.”

He also remarked. “We understand that these resources are vital to support the needs of our communities. There is significant recovery work ahead, and Chevron stands by our fellow Louisiana residents through this difficult time.”

On his side, Don Herring, chief development officer at the American Red Cross, commented. “Thanks to Chevron’s generous support, the Red Cross, alongside our partners, is able to shelter and support thousands of families impacted by Hurricane Ida. We are proud to count on partners like Chevron as we work together to provide much-needed comfort and care to help people in need.”

Finally, the company’s role in the state is of no minor relevance. In fact, the company has been producing and delivering energy in Louisiana and the Gulf of Mexico for more than 80 years. Its Gulf Coast-based workforce supports offshore operations in the Gulf of Mexico. Also, Chevron Pipeline Company in Port Fourchon, and the Chevron Oronite Company’s Oak Point plant.

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