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09 24, 2020 by LMOGA
Statewide organizations launch ‘Powering Ahead, Facing Tomorrow Together’ campaign to promote industry investments in Southwest Louisiana
For decades, the energy industry has invested in Louisiana’s people, communities and economy. While the energy sector makes up the backbone of Louisiana’s economy, it’s the people who power the industry forward. In times of need, the industry steps up to support the people of Louisiana and our local communities. In total, the energy sector has donated approximately $4.5 million and more than 50,000 gallons of fuel, in addition to company supply drives and employee gift matching programs, to support Hurricane Laura relief efforts.
Southwest Louisiana is one of the largest oil, natural gas and petrochemical hubs in the world. Facilities have grown and expanded into the region, engraining themselves in the lifeblood of the community. From fuel donations to free meals to funding hygiene supplies for evacuees, energy companies have and will continue to step up in significant ways to volunteer, provide valuable resources and donate hundreds of thousands of dollars to assist with recovery efforts in the area.
The Grow Louisiana Coalition (GLAC), in partnership with the Louisiana Chemical Association (LCA), Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil & Gas Association (LMOGA) and Louisiana Oil & Gas Association (LOGA) launched the “Powering Ahead, Facing Tomorrow Together” campaign to highlight the industry’s extensive response in the wake of Hurricane Laura and be a resource for information on how the public can access assistance and contribute to these efforts.
Donations and contributions that energy companies have made to Hurricane Laura relief efforts to date include, but are not limited to:
“In order for a company to truly provide support in times of need, they need to be rooted in the community beforehand. Luckily for Louisiana, the energy sector has invested in the livelihood of its communities for decades,” said Marc Ehrhardt, executive director of the Grow Louisiana Coalition. “While these are anything but normal times, the energy industry has remained a steadfast partner to local communities and organizations and is continuously dedicated to helping Southwest Louisiana rebuild and grow for years to come.”
“In times like these, I see the commitment and hard work as an emblem of our industry’s partnership with the state and its people,” said Greg Bowser, LCA and LCIA CEO and president. “While we are in challenging times, we are given an opportunity to continue to serve and do better for one another and our community every day. I am proud of the industry for continuing its support even through unprecedented times.”
"Oil and natural gas companies have partnered with generations of Louisianans to strengthen our country and our state, so it comes as no surprise to see the industry stepping up once again for Louisiana communities."
“Oil and natural gas companies have partnered with generations of Louisianans to strengthen our country and our state, so it comes as no surprise to see the industry stepping up once again for Louisiana communities. From the COVID-19 pandemic to devastating storms, like Hurricane Laura, we are all in this together,” said Lori LeBlanc, LMOGA vice president. “The communities in which we live and work have always been our industry’s top priority and our member companies are humbled to be a small part of the solution as our neighbors work towards recovery.”
“Seeing the destruction in Lake Charles first hand and knowing what those folks are going through is overwhelming. It always comforts me to know that our industry remains steadfast in its generosity and community support,” said Mike Moncla, LOGA interim president. “Countless oilfield companies put boots on the ground, fuel in cars and food on tables for hundreds of families in the wake of Hurricane Laura and will continue to support recovery any time our state faces a challenge.”
To view a list of industry contributions or to learn more about how you can help and donate, please visit https://growlouisianacoalition.com/hurricane-laura-relief-efforts/.
About Grow Louisiana Coalition: With more than 110,000 supporters, the mission of the Grow Louisiana Coalition is to raise awareness of and to rally support behind the state’s traditional economic industries in order to create a viable future for its citizens. More information is available at www.GrowLouisianaCoalition.com.
About Louisiana Chemical Association (LCA): LCA was formed in 1959 to promote a positive business climate for chemical manufacturing that ensures long-term economic growth for its 63 member companies that operate more than 100 sites throughout Louisiana. Visit www.lca.org to learn more.
About Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil & Gas Association (LMOGA): Founded in 1923, LMOGA is a trade association exclusively representing all sectors of the oil and gas industry operating in Louisiana and the Gulf of Mexico. For more information, visit www.lmoga.com.
About Louisiana Oil & Gas Association (LOGA): LOGA represents the independent and service sectors of the oil and gas industry in Louisiana. More information is available at www.loga.la.
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