Shell QGC Partners With Community Groups To Deliver COVID-19 Support

Shell QGC Partners With Community Groups To Deliver COVID-19 Support

Moving to remote working and learning has required local not-for-profit groups to suddenly change how they provide essential community services from mental health support to provide meals for the vulnerable.

Shell’s QGC business has been working with several local groups to help alleviate some of the resulting pressure through donations of laptops to support remote working and monies to help ‘top-up’ local food banks.

Shell QGC’s LNG Plant Acting Asset Manager, Carolyn Au, said the local team has been working with local groups such as the Salvation Army, Uniting Care, Meals on Wheels, Gladstone Women’s Health Centre and Roseberry Qld to understand community needs.

“Given the vast majority of our team are locals, we were all keen to see how a business like ours could help,” Carolyn said.

“There are many groups, a large number of whom are manned by incredible volunteers, who are continuing to make our community ‘tick’ during this pandemic, but were in need of a helping hand.”

In addition to donating laptops to groups and schools who requested devices for disadvantaged students, and grocery cards for those finding it tough to make ends meet, Shell’s QGC business partnered with the Gladstone Seafarers Centre and other local industry to assemble care packs for visiting seafarers. The donation of SIM cards has made it easier for seafarers, who typically spend months away from home, to communicate with friends and family across the globe.