St. Romain Oil donates over $18K to Alzheimer's Assn.

Photo courtesy St. Romain Oil Company
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 4:38pm

St. Romain Oil, a family-owned convenience store and wholesale fuels company, has donated $18,265 to the Alzheimer’s Association as a part of their Corporate Works of Mercy program in an effort to “refuel and refresh communities.”

Since 2007, St. Romain Oil has been a proud sponsor of the Alzheimer’s Association, raising over $100,000 to support research and awareness. Inspired by the biblical corporal works of mercy taught by the Catholic church, in 2012 the company created the Corporate Works of Mercy Program and has developed a partnership with four additional organizations (Food Bank of Central Louisiana, Hope House, Faith House and Re-Entry Solutions) to focus on helping more people locally. The mission of the Corporate Works of Mercy program is to feed the hungry and give drink to the thirsty, clothe the naked and provide shelter to the homeless, care for the sick and dying, and help ransom the captive.

The Alzheimer’s Association’s mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading global voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care and support, and the largest private, nonprofit funder of Alzheimer’s research. St. Romain Oil assisted in raising awareness by participating in the annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Alexandria this past November.

St. Romain Oil, known for their Y-Not Stop convenience stores, had a great deal of help in collecting the $18,265 donated to the Alzheimer’s Association; $3,719 was donated by the community, $913 was donated by sponsors, and $1,151 was donated by employees.

The 2013 Corporate Sponsors who helped to make 2013 a successful year of giving are: Platinum Sponsors ($1,000) – T-Towne of Jonesville, Imperial Trading Co., KLIL/KZLG, KVPI, and C&S Canopy and Gold Sponsors ($500) – Motiva Enterprises and Coca-Cola.

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