Crestwood partners with NCPGA to launch hurricane relief fund

October 21, 2016 By    
Crestwood Services partnered with the North Carolina Propane Gas Association to establish a fund to help Hurricane Matthew victims. Photo courtesy of Crestwood.

Crestwood Services partnered with the North Carolina Propane Gas Association to establish a fund to help Hurricane Matthew victims. Photo courtesy of Crestwood

Crestwood Services, the supply and logistics unit of Crestwood Equity Partners LP, partnered with the North Carolina Propane Gas Association (NCPGA) to establish “Propane Aid: North Carolina,” a fund to assist Hurricane Matthew victims.

According to Crestwood, the fund will help consumers who rely on propane to heat their homes, as well as workers in the propane industry who were impacted by the storm and flooding.

Crestwood donated $6,000 to launch the fund, says John Jessup, executive director of NCPGA. The money will be managed and disbursed through NCPGA to fund expenses such as fuel or propane generators needed by those who lost power, as well as food, lodging and fuel reimbursement for propane crews working to recover lost tanks and repair damaged systems, Jessup adds. It will also be used to purchase propane for first responders to provide shelters and shower units, and water for propane marketers who lost their potable water supply.

“We are pleased to partner with NCPGA to launch this fund, and we invite our colleagues across the propane industry to join us in ‘Propane Aid: North Carolina,’” says Andy Ronald, Crestwood’s vice president of commercial development and national accounts. “With additional donations by both industry suppliers and propane marketers, we can help the good people of North Carolina return to a more normal life more quickly. Our goal is to deploy $100,000. We look forward to having others contribute to the fund, helping us reach that goal in short order.”

Allison Barwacz

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Allison Barwacz is the digital media content producer for LP Gas magazine. Contact her at abarwacz@northcoastmedia.net or 216-706-3796.

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