Lagniappe is a French word that means “to give a little something extra”. As a Louisiana company, we practice lagniappe by giving back to the community where we are from and taking care of the environment where we live.
Here are some of our neighbors we have had the privilege of working with:
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
Beginning in 2015, Baywater Drilling has participated every year in fundraising and donating all proceeds to Relay for Life. In 2016, we were honored as an Ambassador of Hope for the Mid-South Division.
2015 – Raised $18,849
2016 – Raised $22,605
2017 – Raised $39,809
2018 – Raised $34,545
2019 – Raised $38,211
CHRISTMAS TOY DRIVE
In December 2016, 2017 and 2018, our office employees collected more than 250 unwrapped toys. These toys were presented to The Haven, a domestic violence center serving Terrebonne, Lafourche and Assumption Parishes.
In addition to volunteering at events and participating in fundraisers, members of our team serve on the board of directors for The Haven, a domestic violence center.
SOUTH LOUISIANA FLOODING RECOVERY EFFORTS
After Youngsville, LA flooded in August 2016, we volunteered to support our neighbors in their time of need. In addition to donating school and cleaning supplies, we served meals to the community, including:
200+ Plate lunches
HURRICANE HARVEY RELIEF EFFORTS
After Hurricane Harvey hit Texas in August 2017, Baywater employees sprung into action to help our neighbors in need. Employees organized a supply drive and sent a truckload of much needed supplies to the community of Vanderbilt, Texas. We sent a crew of mechanics and skilled construction team to Houston and the surrounding areas to assist in the recovery and rebuilding efforts. Baywater also served meals to residents, law enforcement, first responders and many more in the communities of Refugio, Texas and Rockport, Texas. In total, more than 3,600 meals were served over five days.
EASTER EGG HUNT
In 2018, we starting hosting an Easter egg hunt at our corporate office for children from The Haven, Louis Children Crisis Center, MacDonell Children’s Service and the children of CASA from Lafourche and Terrebonne Parish. For our first year, more than 75 children hunted for 1,300 eggs and for our second year we doubled in attendance and hid over 1,500 eggs. The children enjoyed the food, snoballs, cotton candy, bounce houses and sack races while waiting before having a chance to find the golden egg and be the winner of a large chocolate bunny.