THE FORESTS, Texas, February 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — excel energy (Excelerate), a US-based LNG company, today announced donations to support humanitarian relief efforts in the Brazilian states of Bahia and Minas Gerais. Excelerate has partnered with the Brazilian Red Cross and Cáritas Brasileira to provide assistance including shelter, food and water, first aid and hygiene promotion.
“We wanted to express our support and concern for the people of Bahia and Minas Gerais who have been affected by the heavy rains, floods and landslides,” said Steven Kobos, President and CEO of Excelerate. . “Supporting recovery efforts immediately was a priority, and we are grateful for our partnerships with the Brazilian Red Cross and Cáritas Brasileira who will provide much-needed assistance to the region.”
From January 17local authorities have reported at least 52 deaths and more than 965,000 people affected in the two states, with 92,400 people displaced in Bahia and 55,250 in Minas Gerais.
“We are facing a critical situation in Brazilian regions that have been hit by heavy rains and floods in recent weeks. The support of partners, ready to help thousands of victims, has been extremely important for the expansion of the humanitarian aid in the affected areas,” mentioned Julio Cals, President of the Brazilian Red Cross. “We are very grateful to Excelerate Energy for watching over the country and helping with donations during this difficult time.”
Excelerate’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) program is guided by the company’s core values: Stewardship, Responsibility, Improvement and Leadership. With the company’s CSR focus on health, education and climate, Excelerate is committed to the long-term success of the communities where it builds and operates projects.
“As thousands of Brazilian families suffer the consequences of the floods in Bahia and Minas Gerais, Cáritas Brasileira would like to thank Excelerate Energy for its important and significant contribution,” said Carlos Humberto Campos, executive director of Caritas Brasileira. “This donation has a very important value as a concrete gesture of sharing and solidarity. It will reinforce our emergency campaign #SOS BAHIA and MINAS GERAIS: Overflowing Solidarity. Along with other aid, it will help the most vulnerable families. vulnerable who do not have access to government social assistance”.
For more information about Excelerate Energy, the company’s core values, mission or plans, visit ExcelerateEnergy.com.
About the Brazilian Red Cross:
The Brazilian Red Cross is one of more than 190 National Societies that make up the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. Based on December 5, 1908, it is a civil association, with a philanthropic and independent character, declared of international public utility by the Brazilian government, providing voluntary assistance, helping public authorities and, in particular, the military health services. The organization’s mission is to relieve human suffering regardless of race, religion, social status, gender and political opinion.
About Caritas Brasileira:
Cáritas Brasileira is an organization of the National Conference of Bishops of Brazil (CNBB) working in the field of human rights and sustainable development. Its various activities include five priority areas: environment, risk and emergency management; migration and refuge; Social and solidarity economy ; Living with biomes; Childhood, Adolescence and Youth Program. Based on November 12, 1956, it is one of the 170 member organizations of Caritas Internationalis. Its origin lies in the mobilizing action of Dom Hélder Câmara, then General Officer of the CNBB. The orientations of the Second Vatican Council marked the action of Caritas which, since then, lives under the values of transforming pastoral care.
About Excelerate Energy:
Excelerate Energy LP is an American LNG company located in The Woods, Texas. It is part of a private American energy group founded by George Kaiser. Excelerate Energy is changing the way the world accesses cleaner forms of energy by providing integrated services across the LNG value chain with the goal of providing customers with reliable, quick-to-market LNG solutions. Excelerate offers a full range of flexible regasification services, from FSRU to infrastructure development to LNG supply. Excelerate has offices in Abu Dhabi, Antwerp, Boston, Buenos AiresChattogram, Dhaka, Doha, dubai, Manila, Rio de Janeiro, Singaporeand washington d.c..
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