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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Ceremony to Donate $100K to Humane Society of Southeast Texas on Behalf Victim of the DuPont, La Porte Gas Leak

On February 25th, 2016, at 2:00PM CST, Jasmine Wise will present the Humane Society of Southeast Texas a check for $100,000 dollars on behalf of her late mother, Crystle Wise, who was tragically killed in the DuPont Laport Gas Leak on November 15th 2014.

When: February 25th 2pm CST
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.

In addition to the $100,000 donation to the  Humane Society as part of the confidential settlement with DuPont, Brent Coon also negotiated, as a settlement condition, that DuPont hold a "Moment of Silence" each year at all DuPont facilities nationwide for 10 years to remember the fallen and to serve as a reminder of the importance of worker safety.

“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. 

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