Over 360 employees operate Grace's Lake Charles facility, one of the largest refining catalyst plants in the world and an OSHA VPP Star-certified site. And when recent hurricanes made landfall near Lake Charles, the lives of these employees were turned upside down and inside out. Many have lost their homes and all their possessions. Others face staggering personal costs to rebuild and restore a home that is safe and welcoming and a life that is whole.
This fund is intended to supplement the primary relief resources available to these employees and help them pay for unreimbursed losses.
Anyone can contribute. The W. R. Grace Foundation will match all contributions from current and former Grace employees. What’s more, Grace will pay all of the GoFundMe service fees so that 100 percent of your contribution will go directly to pay for relief services and direct disbursements, based on individual needs. (After you complete your donation, GoFundMe will invite you to include a “tip” to compensate GoFundMe. You do not need to select the suggested amount and can specify a different amount! IF you choose to add a tip, it will be charged to your credit card. This is not covered by Grace.) Your contribution will be tax deductible. If you prefer to write and mail a check, make it payable to "W. R. Grace & Co. Employee Disaster Relief Foundation, Inc." and mail to: Employee Disaster Relief, W. R. Grace & Co., Bldg. 100, Rm 345, 7500 Grace Drive, Columbia, MD 21044, U.S.A.
At Grace, the first principle of our Environment, Health, and Safety commitment is simple: No one hurt. We are fortunate that none of our employees were hurt during the hurricanes. The second principle is Nothing out of place. And while we have work to do, our facility has not suffered any significant damage and these jobs will remain a lifeline for our employees.
Nonetheless, the challenges now faced by these employees in the face of unprecedented destruction to their homes and community are overwhelming.
Please join Grace as we help our co-workers—our friends—and their families recover.