Shell donates $750K to support United Way of St. Charles’ Hurricane Ida relief efforts

Published 9:18 am Saturday, October 2, 2021

LULING — In the aftermath of Hurricane Ida’s devastation, Shell has committed $750,000 to support United Way of St. Charles’ local Hurricane Ida relief efforts.

“The selflessness and generosity shown by Shell to St. Charles Parish in the face of disaster has left me without sufficient words to express gratitude,” said John Dias, United Way of St. Charles Executive Director.

Immediately following Ida’s impact, United Way of St. Charles began their response and recovery efforts in St. Charles Parish. Sponsored by Shell, United Way hosted a large distribution event of relief supplies at their community college in Boutte. The donated items included cleaning supplies, weather radios, battery-powered fans, and plastic storage totes.

“Shell Norco has been operating in the St. Charles Parish community for more than 90 years. Our people and our company have a long history of caring for each other and helping our neighbors when they need it most,” said Shell US Gulf Coast Senior Vice President, Rhoman Hardy. “This commitment to the United Way of St. Charles is a testament to the positive impact they make in our community before, during and after disasters like Hurricane Ida.”

“The kindness Shell continues to show our community is a true reflection of their unwavering commitment to being a great neighbor. Often people think of large global companies as a faceless logo, but here in St. Charles Parish we picture our friends and neighbors when we think of Shell,” Dias continued. 

“Our community has a long road ahead of us. The funds received from Shell will allow United Way to support the immediate and long-term needs of residents,” Dias concluded.