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Regional News  |  September 7, 2021
United States

BASF provides $500,000 in donations and assistance for Hurricane Ida relief and recovery efforts across Louisiana

GEISMAR, LA, September 7, 2021 – BASF has announced it will provide $500,000 to aid disaster relief and long-term recovery activities across Louisiana in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida. The support includes a $300,000 donation spread across local non-profit organizations assisting in the relief and rebuilding efforts, and an additional $200,000 to directly assist BASF employees impacted by Hurricane Ida.

“BASF will do its part to help team members and impacted communities in our region get back on their feet,” said Jerry Lebold, Senior Vice President and General Manager at the Geismar, Louisiana site. “We will continue to work together with the resilient people of Louisiana to help the state come back stronger than ever.”

To ensure the corporate donation has a significant effect, BASF has been engaging with community partners to assess and respond to community needs across the region. The company will continue to support these needs through in-kind services and volunteer support.

BASF also spent the last several days distributing supplies to employees who were impacted by the storm. The company offers benefits and resources to team members in many ways including emergency grants, assistance with storm clean-up and filing of insurance claims, temporary housing, interest-free loans, portable gas-powered generators and clean-up and repair products.

BASF has operations in Geismar and Vidalia, Louisiana, employing nearly 2,000 people across the state. Its location in Geismar is the largest BASF manufacturing site in North America. For more information about BASF in Louisiana, visit



About BASF

BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has approximately 17,000 employees in North America and had sales of $18.7 billion in 2020. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit

At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. More than 110,000 employees in the BASF Group contribute to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions. BASF generated sales of €59 billion in 2020. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchange in Frankfurt (BAS) and as American Depositary Receipts (BASFY) in the U.S. Further information at


Stephanie Malin
Communications Manager
Last Update September 7, 2021