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Schlumberger Furnishes Technology Equipment to Non-Profits
Opelousas, LA– Area non-profits are a little more equipped with the necessary tools to operate their
programs thanks to the generosity of Schlumberger’s Sustainability Program and St. Landry-Evangeline
United Way. Twenty laptops donated by Schlumberger and refurbished by TechnoCycle was received bSt. Landry-Evangeline United Way in late spring, with the organization distributing them to local nonprofits.
According to Ginger LeCompte, Executive Director of St. Landry-Evangeline United Way, “Small nonprofits often operate on shoe-string budgets, with little money earmarked for technology or computer
equipment. This donation will enhance the ability to operate, and in some cases allow for expansion of
services.”


Local recipients of the laptops include the Thensted Center in Grand Coteau, serving local residents with
food services, after school programs, and financial literacy training; Family Strong Foundation, serving
the elderly with computer classes, and single moms with entrepreneurial skills; Community Action of
Evangeline Parish, serving the community with food needs, utility and rental assistance; the Refinery
Mission, serving as a men’s shelter and rehabilitation center; St. Landry Evangeline Sexual Assault
Center, providing support to victims and community education; CASA of St. Landry and Evangeline,
serving as advocates for children in foster care; a local VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance)
provider; and the Acosta Foundation, providing services and funding to various charities in Evangeline
Parish; EPAR, an animal rescue program.


St. Landry-Evangeline United Way actively seeks opportunities to improve lives and communities through
its leadership in connecting people and resources to community needs. By focusing on the building
blocks of a strong and healthy community – Health, Education and Financial Stability, United Way
promotes projects, programs and activities that will create the greatest community impact.