When: February 25th 2pm CST
Where: Brentwood Entertainment Complex
4201 S. Major Drive
Beaumont, TX 77707
At the check presentation ceremony, Crystle Wise's daughter Jasmine Wise and Crystle's mother Betty LeBlanc will be speaking on behalf of the family. In addition, the head of the local chapter of the International Chemical Worker Union and the family's attorney, Beaumont Lawyer and Workers' Rights advocate Brent Coon will likely speak or read short statements during the presentation. A check will be donated to The Humane Society of Southeast Texas, in the amount of $100,000 dollars on behalf of the Wise family. The donation comes from the settlement negotiated by Brent Coon with DuPont after 4 workers were tragically killed after 23,000 pounds of a flammable, acidic, toxic chemical escaped in the DuPont facility.
Jasmine Wise selected the Humane Society of Southeast Texas as the recipient of this donation on behalf of her mother Crystle's love of animals and nature.
“This demonstration of public policy is fundamental to our community and a big part of what we try and do”, said attorney Brent Coon, “while nothing can alleviate the tragedy for Crystle’s family, our firm has seen the dividends resulting from this kind of caring and the awareness it’s generated, both for plant safety and the enrichment of Jefferson County as a whole.
We are inviting any media which would like to cover the event, open to the public, to please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony. Please contact Jay Jackson, Director of Communications for Brent Coon and Associates with any questions.