BASF pledges $500,000 to Hurricane Ida relief

Staff Report

BASF will provide $500,000 to aid disaster relief and long-term recovery activities across Louisiana in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida.

BASF is donating $300,000 to local non-profits and $200,000 to help its employees 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 our part to help team members impacted communities in our region get back on their feet,” said Jerry Lebold, senior vice president and general manager at the Geismar 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 past several days distributing supplies to employees who were impacted by the storm. The company offers benefits and resources to team members in many ways such as emergency grants, assistance with storm clean-up and filing insurance claims, temporary housing, interest-free loans, portable gas-powered generators and clean-up and repair products.

BASF has operations in Geismar and Vidalia, 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