Community Involvement

PRC continues to create an atmosphere of friendship, teamwork, cooperation and trust among all employees, the public, contractors, local government, industry, and regulatory agencies.  Our refinery participates in the North and West Baton Rouge Parish Emergency Response Task Forces. 

Our Safety Manager serves as treasurer on the West Baton Rouge Emergency Response Task Force.  Dues from Task Force memberships help to provide needed safety and emergency equipment for various parish response agencies. 

Placid is a member of a nine-parish Mutual Aid System – BRAMAS, and West Baton Rouge LEPC.

Placid sponsors and participates in a “Safety Town” for first graders in West Baton Rouge parish, which teaches basic safety information to young children.

Placid Refining Company LLC Community involvement during Coronavirus pandemic
Placid Refining Company LLC Community Involvement During Coronavirus
Placid Refining Company LLC Community involvement during Coronavirus pandemic

For the past 10 years, Placid employees have participated in the “Adopt an Angel” program which provides Christmas gifts for under privileged children in the community.

Placid and its employees participate in several charity programs, including United Way and St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Placid and its employees annually donate over $129,000 to these charities.

Placid supports fund raising activities of several other local parish groups.  Placid also compensates teachers at Port Allen Middle School for after school tutoring programs in an effort to bolster middle school performance and support the great initiatives of the WBR Parish School system.  We can’t thank those teachers that stay after school for this program enough!

Placid also offers a four year scholarship to one lucky senior at Port Allen High School every year. Placid also supports local fundraising efforts of the Rotary Club, WBR Chamber, and the West Baton Rouge Foundation for Excellence. During the COVID-19 outbreak, Placid donated PPE to the WBR Sheriff’s Office, bolstered the WBR Food Pantry, and supported several local restaurants by purchasing meals for the site twice a week. 

Charitable Support and Grants Requests

Goal: The goal is to support initiatives for creating and sustaining communities within Placid’s footprint. The focus of funding are education, workforce development, substantial hardship or poverty, and environmental programs. Over the years, Placid has supported high achievement at Port Allen High School through scholarships, community activities of Placid employees and their immediate families, and local groups and entities, including but not limited to, school athletic groups, sports teams, other charitable entities. Placid considers all requests on a case by case basis.

 Preference is given to the following types of organizations:

  • a public charity or private foundation that qualifies as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt entity
  • a school, hospital, governmental unit or religious institution that holds nonprofit status similar to that of 501(c)(3) organizations
  • a state or local government, but only if a donation thereto is made exclusively for public purposes
  • a war-veterans organization that qualifies as a 501(c)(19) tax-exempt entity
  • a volunteer fire department that qualifies as a 501(c)(4) tax-exempt entity

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