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Brazoria County Petrochemical Council members donate to United Way of Brazoria County for COVID-19 Assistance

BRAZORIA COUNTY – The Brazoria County Petrochemical Council (BCPC) is stepping up in a big way to support community members who are struggling to make ends meet in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

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United Way of Brazoria County staff was delighted to receive a $43,500 contribution from the Brazoria County Petrochemical Council (BCPC). Left to right: Jenna Haviland-Alesna – Executive Director, Daisy Ozuna – Disaster Case Manager, Kori Jackson-Brown – Community Outreach Manager, Gloria Luna – Community Outreach Director, Nichole Toney – Disaster Case Manager, Jennifer Nelson – Community Resource Coordinator.

BCPC member companies BASF, Braskem, Chevron Phillips Chemical, Dow, Freeport LNG, Huntsman, LyondellBasell, Olin, MEGlobal, Phillips 66, Shintech and Vencorex joined together to donate $43,500 to the United Way of Brazoria County to support their efforts to provide rent and utility assistance to clients who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“These are some incredibly difficult times, when people and businesses are affected by the health and financial crisis we all face, and the industry partners in Brazoria County recognize that this is a time for us to come together in support of those in need in our communities,” said Mike Albano, BCPC Chairman. “As BCPC members, we can bring the collective ideas and resources of our companies together to contribute and make a positive impact.”

United Way Executive Director Jenna Haviland-Alesna said the contribution shows the collaborative spirt of Brazoria County’s businesses and community.

“It is only when we come together that we can accomplish great things,” she said. “During uncertainty and the unknown, collectively, WE can make a difference. The private, nonprofit and governmental sectors must work together, and United Way is proud to partner with BCPC to ensure that Brazoria County is resilient during and after this crisis.”

The Brazoria County Petrochemical Council (BCPC) is composed of 20 petrochemical manufacturing companies operating in Brazoria County. The BCPC’s mission is to understand the concerns of Brazoria County citizens relative to the chemical manufacturing industry and to inform/educate the citizenry about benefits member companies provide all residents.

For additional information please contact Trish Thompson at or 832-802-9767.

LyondellBasell Donates $1.3 Million to Combat Hunger During COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged the global community in ways that would have seemed unthinkable just months ago. I’m proud to say that LyondellBasell, like many in our industry, has been actively engaged in helping to fight the pandemic. Thanks to the dedication of our workforce, we’ve been able to continue supplying materials that provide filtration for face masks, breathable films for protective suits, and many other items like medical syringes, medical test kits, soaps, hand sanitizers and disinfectants.

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*taken prior to December 2019 at the Houston Food Bank in Houston, TX

Beyond combatting the virus directly, we are seeing an increase in demand for other humanitarian relief services. One area of growing concern globally is food insecurity. Frankly, even in the best of times, hunger is a challenge. Now, as we begin to see the early economic impacts of the pandemic, the need is even more severe.

In response, today we announced we are donating $1.3 million to support food banks globally. While there are countless worthy causes needing support, our goal was to focus on an issue that was not getting a lot of attention and a cause where our donation could make a real impact in many of the countries and communities where we operate.

Today’s donation is another example of how Team LYB is working to combat this virus.