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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

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FOA and BCF presented $35,000 in grants to local non-profits

FOA and BCF presented $35,000 in grants to local non-profits

The Fourchon Oilman’s Association (FOA), in conjunction with the Bayou Community Foundation (BCF), presented 11 local nonprofits with grant awards totaling $35,000 during a grants ceremony held recently at the Greater Lafourche Port Commission headquarters in Galliano.

The grants were selected and funded by the FOA from proceeds of the 2017 FOA Invitational Fishing Rodeo, and are being distributed through the Bayou Community Foundation as part of an ongoing partnership between the two local foundations.

“The members of FOA are committed to giving back to our Lafourche and Terrebonne communities that support our local industry and the thousands of men and women here who work in our oil and gas industry. We are excited to once again provide grants to local nonprofits that are doing great work to educate students of all ages, train our workforce, care for the sick, conserve our wildlife and fisheries, and create a better quality of life for everyone,” said FOA President Eddie Callais.

Grant recipients included:

- Blake Terry Memorial Foundation: $3,500 for sonar equipment training for search/rescue divers

- Fletcher Technical Community College Foundation: $5,000 for Basic Offshore Operations Skills Training (BOOST) program and Females Fueling Our Workforce program.

- Golden Meadow Lower Elementary School: $2,500 for classroom instructional technology.

- Golden Meadow Middle School: $2,500 for classroom instructional technology.

- Holy Savior Catholic School: $2,500 for computer lab.

- Lafourche Shrine Club: $1,200 to help transport local patients to Shrine hospitals and clinics.

- Larose Cut Off Middle School: $2,500 for laptop computers.

- LA Wildlife & Fisheries Foundation: $5,000 for sea turtle conservation program.

- Our Lady of the Gulf: $6,500 for lighting, benches, memorial bricks, and landscaping at the “Our Lady of the Gulf” memorial.

- South Lafourche High School 4-H Club: $2,500 to fund student scholarships to 4-H University and South Lafourche 4-H Club’s annual awards banquet.

- We Can All Ring, Inc.: $1,300 for wireless ear monitors for the musicians during concerts.