Fueling the Community

Breaux Petroleum and Its Partners Aid in Hurricane Laura Recovery Efforts

On August 27, Hurricane Laura made landfall in Southwest Louisiana causing widespread devastation. In addition to the Breaux Petroleum facility in Lake Charles sustaining significant damages from the storm, many Breaux employees experienced personal damages to their homes and property.

L-R: Steve Weir, Jonathan Duff and Matt Webb of the Westlake Fire Department accept donations of CITGO lubricants to be used in Hurricane Laura recovery efforts.

Within days of the storm’s passing, Breaux Petroleum and its national partners, CITGO and Shell, were on the frontlines providing relief and recovery efforts to the affected areas. 

Breaux Petroleum teamed up with CITGO to distribute lubricant products free of charge to local fire departments in Lake Charles, Sulphur and Westlake, as well as non-profit relief organizations who were helping in recovery efforts throughout the area. The lubricants distributed were tailored to equipment such as chainsaws, trimmers and blowers being used in the clean-up efforts.

In addition to providing lubricants throughout the community, Breaux Petroleum hosted free lunches at its Lake Charles facility for employees, linemen and other emergency responders who were working to restore power throughout the area and aiding in relief efforts.

“A commitment to community has always been a core value for our company,” said Blake Breaux, executive vice president. “Despite having endured challenges and damages at our own Lake Charles facility, we were eager to provide assistance to fellow community members and businesses who were also impacted by this devastating storm.”

Breaux Petroleum hosted free lunch for employees, members of the community, and linemen and emergency responders at their facility during the days following Hurricane Laura recovery efforts.

Breaux Petroleum’s flagship partner, Shell, was also on the frontlines assisting in relief and recovery efforts throughout Southwest Louisiana with a suite of disaster recovery donations and activities.

Donations from Shell’s Louisiana businesses include a $40,000 donation to the Community Foundation of Southwest Louisiana, a $10,000 donation to the American Red Cross, a $25,000 donation to Second Harvest of Acadiana, a $50,000 donation to United Way of Southwest Louisiana and $50,000 to deploy Shell volunteer clean up and rebuilding events. In addition, $90,000 was provided to install shower stations and restroom trailers and $10,000 was provided for humanitarian supplies to hardest hit areas.

On behalf of the entire Breaux Petroleum team, we extend our deepest gratitude to our national partners for their assistance in helping our community get back on its feet.

To read more about CITGO’s relief efforts, click here.
To read more about Shell’s relief efforts, click here.