United Way works to meet the health and human service needs in the community by supporting Education, Income and Health related programs in South Louisiana. LOOP supports United Way through donations and volunteerism with three agencies: South Louisiana, Southwest Louisiana and the Capital Area. 90% of LOOP employees participate in the program. In 2015, over $140,000 was raised through corporate and employee donations. “We are proud to support an organization that focuses on local issues and consistently produces results,” said Tom Shaw, LOOP President. “Seeing United Way’s good works in our community inspires the generosity of our employees.”
Tom Shaw serves as a member of the Board of Trustees and a member of the Governance Committee for the Board of Trustees for the United Way of South East Louisiana. Previously he served as the Leadership Council Chair and the Campaign Chair for the UWSELA – St. Tammany Leadership Council.
Craig Hebert, Director Safety & Security, has served as the Campaign Chair for the past two years.Beyond donations, LOOP LLC employees participate in United Way SOUPer Bowl and the Red Beans ‘N Rice Cook-Off. As the community was recovering from flooding, a group of employees recently volunteered with “All Hands” to aid in the relief efforts. LOOP LLC participates and sponsors many other charitable events, such as food drives, throughout the year and are extremely active in the region.
LOOP supports United Way flood relief efforts -
LOOP Employees make a great impact in the communities surrounding the facilities. LOOP provides scholarships to distinguished graduating seniors from both St. James High School and South Lafourche High School. In Lafourche Parish, LOOP participates in the Jesse Tree Program which supplies Christmas gifts to children. LOOP is also a great supporter of the South Lafourche High School Marching Band. It is also very important to LOOP to utilize local facilities for company meetings and drills.
The LOOP Fire Brigade supports and provides assistance to industry partners during drills and emergency events. The Fire Brigade recently invited local volunteer fire fighters to the 24-hour Industrial Fire training at the BEST complex in Beaumont.
In St. James Parish, LOOP participates in many industrial organizations which include the Community Awareness Emergency Response (CAER), the Industrial Mutual Aid Group, and the Common Ground Alliance. Through these organizations LOOP is able to share firefighting equipment and personnel with other industrial facilities in the area and participate in seminars promoting the damage prevention of pipelines.
LOOP Employees work closely with local, state and federal agencies in annual oil spill drills to ensure a coordinated response in the event of an emergency.
United Way - 2016 Flood Relief