The Halliburton Rockies team volunteered with the National Forest Foundation and the Weld Food Bank.
Last year, the Halliburton Rockies team volunteered with the National Forest Foundation for a trail clean-up project and competed with Chevron to collect donations for the Weld Food Bank. These projects exemplify the Company’s ongoing effort to be good environmental stewards and to do good in the communities in which we operate.
In October, a group of 12 volunteers spent the day with the National Forest Foundation to revitalize the South Platte River corridor in Deckers, Colorado, about 60 miles southwest of Denver. The group split into small teams and spread out along the river corridor to collect trash and other debris. Each team covered approximately two to three miles of terrain with a short break for lunch.
The clean-up effort helped beautify the trail and remove any items that could harm hikers. Cementing account representative, Erin Bieker said, “It was eye-opening how much garbage we collected in a small amount of time. We found everything from bottles and cans to an entire car bumper!”
Previously, the teams worked with the National Forest Foundation to revitalize a trail on one of Colorado’s Fourteeners – a mountain peak with an elevation of at least 14,000 ft.
The Fight Against Hunger
In December, the Halliburton Rockies team challenged Chevron to a friendly competition to collect canned goods and cash for the Weld Food Bank. Chevron collected 278 food items and almost $3,000 in donations. Halliburton collected 137 food items, and employees and the Halliburton Charitable Foundation raised over $4,000 in donations. Together the two companies collected enough resources to provide more than 21,000 meals to those in need. While the competition was fierce, the clear winner was the Weld Food Bank and the families they serve.
According to Hunger Free Colorado, before the pandemic, 1 in 5 people and 1 in 4 children in Weld County were hungry. Now, 1 in 3 people are struggling with food insecurity.
“Weld County is the heart of our Colorado oilfield community. Knowing that we played a small part in reducing hunger for our fellow neighbors encourages us to remain engaged with the Weld Food Bank,” Bieker said. “We’re already talking about how we can make the 2022 food drive even bigger.”
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