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bp to support Hurricane Ida relief efforts

Release date:
3 September 2021

HOUSTON – bp America and the bp foundation will donate $500,000 and 200,000 gallons of fuel to support disaster relief efforts in Louisiana after Hurricane Ida.


The donations include:

  • $250,000 to the American Red Cross from the bp foundation to provide those impacted by the crisis in Louisiana with food, water, health services and shelter.
  • $250,000 to the Bayou Community Foundation from bp America to provide grants for recovery and rebuilding in the Lafourche and Terrebonne parishes, and Grand Isle.
  • Fuel donations of 100,000 gallons of gasoline and 100,000 gallons of diesel to aid in the recovery.


"While Hurricane Ida may have passed, the work of rebuilding in Southeast Louisiana is far from over," said Dave Lawler, chairman and president of bp America. “Louisiana is home to many of our employees and partners and is a critical hub for our Castrol business and operations in the Gulf of Mexico. We are grateful to support organizations like the Red Cross and Bayou Community Foundation that are committed to making sure the people impacted by this disaster receive the support they need as quickly as possible.”

About bp

bp’s ambition is to become a net zero company by 2050 or sooner, and to help the world get to net zero. bp is America’s largest energy investor since 2005, investing more than $130 billion in the economy and supporting more than 125,000 additional jobs through its business activities. For more information on bp in the US, visit www.bp.com/us


The bp Foundation Inc. is a charitable organization – entirely funded by but separate from bp – that supports philanthropic activities around the world.

Further Information

bp US Media Affairs

Email: uspress@bp.com