The Bayou Community Foundation (BCF) announced today a $50,000 donation from BHP for the Bayou Recovery Fund for Hurricane Zeta Relief.
This latest contribution from BHP will fund BCF grants to nonprofits serving residents of Grand Isle and Lafourche and Terrebonne Parishes who continue to suffer from the impacts of Hurricane Zeta’s local landfall on October 28. This year, BHP’s contributions to the Bayou Recovery Fund total $250,000.
“Throughout this year, BHP has stepped up to help our Bayou Recovery Fund in huge ways – first, for COVID Relief and now for Hurricane Zeta Relief. We are extremely grateful to BHP and to all of our donors for their generous gifts, which will now fund emergency grants to local nonprofits that are working hard to help our most impacted residents recover and rebuild from the hurricane. Together, we will help those who are suffering and rebuild our precious community,” said Bayou Community Foundation President Henry Lafont.
Selby Bush, Head of Corporate Affairs for BHP, said, “2020 has been an incredibly challenging year with a global pandemic, economic crisis, and the most active hurricane season on record. South Louisiana has experienced significant impacts from all three events, but these communities have an incredible resilient spirit and it is inspiring to see people on the ground supporting each other. We hope that our contribution and partnership with the Bayou Community Foundation will help enable the important work of local organizations for our neighbors.”
BCF activated the Bayou Recovery Fund for Hurricane Zeta Relief on October 29, one day after Hurricane Zeta’s landfall at Cocodrie, to accept donations for local recovery efforts. Contributions are still being accepted at BayouCF.org to support the grants program. BCF is now accepting applications from local nonprofits for Hurricane Zeta Relief grants through November 19.