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. Approximately 90% of LOOP employees participate in the program. In 2017, over $160,000 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.
Beyond donations, LOOP LLC employees participate in United Way SOUPer Bowl, Day of Action, Stamping Out Hunger, and the Red Beans ‘N Rice Cook-Off. As the community was recovering from devastating weather events, groups 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.
Michael Williamson, CEO, United Way of Southeast Louisiana
Thanks to the dedicated efforts of its employees, LOOP LLC demonstrates a standard of excellence among United Way corporate partners and responsible citizenship within the community. Their generosity directly impacts our work to eradicate poverty in Southeast Louisiana. And they are more than the fundraisers. They are hand raisers. They are game changers. They LIVE UNITED to create a stronger, better community for all.
Chris Cameron, Executive Director, HandsOn New Orleans
When our community expresses a need, LOOP employee volunteers step up and jump in to help. No matter the obstacles. No matter the odds. Their desire to lend a hand is sourced purely from a servant’s heart. They don’t volunteer to be seen. They volunteer because they genuinely care. That characteristic is unique in today’s world, and an aspect that makes LOOP and its employees a remarkable asset to southeast Louisiana.
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