Thursday, June 02, 2011
Chesapeake employees have been enriching their hometowns as volunteers for many years, and this year has been no different. Chesapeake Midstream Partners (CMP) carried on the tradition this past spring by giving each employee four hours of company time to complete the volunteer projects of their choice.
Haynesville Shale CMP employees took the opportunity to roll up their sleeves and benefit the Red Cross of Northwest Louisiana with some heavy lifting. The search for a volunteer project came just in time for the Red Cross, which was in the midst of moving warehouses.
"We were pressed with a tight deadline to move out of our warehouse, and it would have been impossible to meet that date if it were not for the Chesapeake Midstream employees," said Michelle Davison, Red Cross of Northwest Louisiana's Assistant Executive Director. "It was amazing what they did, and we are truly grateful."
More than 120 employee hours were donated to the Red Cross, but CMP employees also found other ways to help. Between eight other volunteer projects throughout North Louisiana and East Texas, CMP employees donated close to 300 hours to make their communities stronger, cleaner and healthier.