Phillips 66 Alliance Refinery in Belle Chasse has committed $101,000 to non-profit organizations on the front lines of the COVID-19 response in the Greater New Orleans area today.
The donation will be distributed as follows:
- $40,000 to Plaquemines Parish Government for personal protective equipment (PPE) and supplies needed for emergency responders for the Health Department, fire services and EMS
- $35,000 to Second Harvest Food Bank to replenish food pantries across South Louisiana to ensure that children, families, and seniors have enough to eat
- $25,000 to the Bella Bowman Foundation that is overseeing One Louisiana Now - an initiative is driven by LSU doctors and scientists who are producing reusable, vinyl face shields and gowns for medical professionals on the front lines of COVID-19
- $1,000 for supplies for LAYAYA members to print face masks and other protective gear for local first responders
"Each of these organizations are doing everything they can to fight this disease and its impacts on our community," said Refinery General Manager Ray Rigdon. "We hope our contributions can aid in that fight."
The refinery’s donation is part of a $3 million commitment from Phillips 66 to support frontline organizations that are responding to the pandemic efforts, including first responders, food banks, healthcare, and other organizations serving the most vulnerable populations.
More information about what Phillips 66 is doing in response to COVID-19 can be found at phillips66.com/covid19response..
To practice social distancing, the refinery sent videos from employees to the organizations announcing their local commitments instead of traditional in-person meetings. They can be viewed below Video Announcement