Cheniere Energy will donate over $1 million US dollars in response to the current COVID-19 outbreak. The money will go to organizations that provide essential services to those most in need.
Organizations receiving contributions are in areas Cheniere Energy operates, including Washington D.C., Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, the United Kingdom, and the People’s Republic of China. The donations will supply provisions, food to those most in need, and equipment for healthcare workers and first responders on the front line.
“This pandemic is global, and now more than ever we need to do our part to support the communities where we live and work,” said Jack Fusco, Cheniere’s President and CEO. “We have implemented additional safety and preparedness measures with own our employees and contractors worldwide, and now we are arming communities with the equipment and funds they need to continue providing critical services.”
In addition to or a part the greater than $1 million donation, Cheniere is providing meals for first responders and healthcare workers on the frontline and in Louisiana and Texas. Partnered with world organizations and donated medical supplies to hospitals in the Hubei province, China. Partnered with the Astros Foundation, the City of Houston and Project C.U.R.E. to host a “no touch” supply drive with a public match fundraising drive of up to $50,000.
Through the company’s #LNGives campaign, Cheniere is also encouraging the LNG industry to bring attention and support to organizations in need.
Organizations supported by Cheniere as part of the company’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak:
United Kingdom: Action Homeless (Leicester) Limited, British Red Cross, FareShare Sufra
People’s Republic of China: Give2Asia/China Women’s Development Foundation, Project C.U.R.E./Amity Foundation
Texas: Coastal Bend Food Bank, Houston Food Bank, Interfaith Ministries/Meals on WheelsKids’ Meals Inc., Project C.U.R.E./Benevolent Healthcare Foundation, Salvation Army of Coastal Bend, Star of Hope/Cornerstone, Southeast Texas Food Bank
Louisiana: Cameron Council on the Aging, Inc., Community of Southwest Louisiana, IEA Inspire, Encourage & Achieve Organization, Project C.U.R.E./Benevolent Healthcare Foundation, West Calcasieu Cameron Health Foundation
Oklahoma: Alliance Health – Durant, Duncan Regional Hospital, Integris Canadian, Valley Hospital, Grady Memorial Hospital, Mercy Hospital – Ardmore, Mercy Hospital – Kingfisher, Mercy Hospital – Tishomingo
Washington, D.C.: Capital Area Food Bank, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington