Fox Creek Organizations Benefit from Chevron’s Community Contributions
A cornerstone of Chevron’s social investment practices is our commitment to improve the lives of people in the communities where we operate.
In west-central Alberta, where Chevron Canada is conducting an appraisal drilling program on the company’s shale gas acreage in the Duvernay formation, we are proud to be supporting several community organizations whose efforts are benefiting residents of the town of Fox Creek.
In the second half of 2015, Chevron contributed a total of $45,000 to the Friends of Fox Creek Hospital Society, Fox Creek Fire Department and the 1st Fox Creek Scouts.
“Providing support for training and equipment at the hospital and fire hall helps to build local capacity for medical and emergency services, and provides a benefit for all residents in the region,” said Gord Mounce, a member of Chevron Canada’s Policy, Government and Public Affairs team. “We’re proud to play a role in supporting our community partners.”
Friends of Fox Creek Hospital Society
Chevron Canada provided the Friends of Fox Creek Hospital Society (FoFCHS) with a $30,000 donation to provide hospital staff with critical training in such areas as non-violent crisis intervention and Advanced Life Support and also to purchase an oxygen monitoring sensor.
“The support we receive is amazing; we are so grateful for the donation,” said Lynda Ekdahl, president of the FoFCHS.
Chevron representative Jennifer Wierzbicki (far right) with members of the 1st Fox Creek Scouts. Chevron’s donation helped the troop renovate the Scouts Hall.
1st Fox Creek Scouts
Chevron donated $5,000 to the 1st Fox Creek Scouts to help the troop renovate the Scouts Hall kitchen. In February the Scouts volunteers replaced the countertops and cabinets, enclosed the staircase to allow for additional cupboards, replaced the ceiling and installed new lighting.
The Scouts Hall was built in 1980 and the community has been upgrading and renovating the facility over the past year. Currently, there are 30 Scouts who utilize the Hall on a weekly basis.
“We’re lucky to live in a community where local companies support our group every year in various ways,” said Jenn Ashmore, one of the many dedicated Scout volunteers.
Fox Creek Fire Department
In November, Chevron donated $10,000 to the Fox Creek Fire Department. The donation was used to purchase a new portable Blitzfire monitor and two new sets of bunker gear. The new purchases help the fire department enhance their training skills and keep their volunteer members and community safe.
For more information on the other social investment partnerships Chevron Canada has in northern Alberta, please view the Northern Alberta Community Factsheet.