Hundreds of Chevron Gulf of Mexico Business Unit employees and retirees volunteered more than 800 hours of service at 15 projects benefitting 10 nonprofit organizations across Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi during the month of November. The effort was part of the company’s annual Humankind campaign of service, and this year the project supported veterans, STEM education and sustainability, the environment, as well as nonprofits working to address homelessness and hunger.
Over two weeks, employees gave a helping hand to organizations and nonprofits in New Orleans, Covington, Houma, Grand Isle, Lafayette and St. Charles Parish, as well as Houston, Texas, and Picayune, Mississippi. Dozens of Chevron volunteers joined the Restore the Earth Foundation and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to plant 1,000 bald cypress seedlings in forested wetland sites in the Salvador Wildlife Management Area in St. Charles Parish.
Media representative Tammy Austin said the project is part of a partnership launched earlier this year between the organizations to develop a nature-based solution to remove carbon from the atmosphere and reforest natural cypress forests and swamps in St. Charles Parish. In total, Austin said, the St. Charles Parish cypress reforestation project will plant an estimated 1.7 million native bald cypress seedlings.
“At Chevron, we partner with organizations that support economic development, social services, STEM education, and health and wellness,” Public Affairs Manager of Chevron Gulf of Mexico Leah Brown said. “We appreciate all of our team members who rolled up their sleeves and participated in this year’s Humankind campaign. I thank them for volunteering and for their year-round commitment to the community.”