Sasol, Phillips 66 donate $255,000 to COVID-19 responders


Sasol and Phillips 66 are donating a combined six figures to aid first responders, food banks, counseling agencies and other Southwest Louisiana organizations actively responding to COVID-19.

Phillips 66 has contributed $185,000, while Sasol has pledged $70,000 for the region.

Richard Harbison, general manager of the Phillips 66 Lake Charles Manufacturing Complex, tells The American Press the donation will help the community band together during difficult times. Some organizations receiving donations from Phillips 66 include the United Way of Southwest Louisiana, Calcasieu Council on Aging and the Calcasieu Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.

Sasol’s donation is provided through a fund set up at the Community Foundation of Southwest Louisiana. It will pay for personal protective equipment, meals for emergency responders and supplies to sanitize areas. The effort will look to Westlake-based restaurants to provide as many meals as possible.

The American Press has the full story.