We believe that companies can operate both sustainably and profitably. In fact, we believe that is the definition of a successful company. It is our responsibility to be a good neighbor and a good corporate citizen.
As part of our goal to be safest and most responsible operator in the DJ Basin, we continue to search for innovative and tailor-made solutions to minimize impacts to the community. Maintaining strong relationships with landowners and community members is a key aspect of our business model and has been responsible for our success thus far. We seek to foster these relationships through open dialogue with the communities where we operate and have a demonstrated commitment of doing so.
At Extraction, we value transparency and are committed to being accessible to our stakeholders. After all, we live and work in these communities too.
As part our ongoing commitment to supporting communities, we are proud to support many deserving causes in our community, including donations to The United Way, Child Abuse and Neglect Charity, Stargate School, Ducks Unlimited, Colorado State University, the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, the Greeley Chamber of Commerce, the Windsor Chamber of Commerce and Bulls on the Beach, among others.
On Tuesday, July 7, 2015, Extraction presented the Weld Food Bank with a $25,500 donation to help the Food Bank fight hunger among Weld County residents, where 1 in 4 children and 1 in 6 adults are hungry. As part of the donation, Extraction is sponsoring a Mobile Food Pantry that allows Weld Food Bank to distribute fresh produce, dairy products, meats and dry goods directly to underserved communities. Through Extraction’s support, the Mobile Food Pantry can fund its monthly distribution at Salida del Sol Academy, an East Greeley charter school. Our donation enables the Food Bank to deploy its Mobile Food Pantry on monthly trips to the school to conveniently provide families with fresh produce, fruit, meat, dairy products and dry goods directly on the school grounds. Last year the Pantry was able to serve 125 families, or 627 individuals, with over 15 thousand pounds of food at Salida del Sol. In addition to the Mobile Food pantry, Extraction’s donation will sponsor the Food Bank’s Children’s Backpack Program, and will serve 100 children who will receive a bag of nutritionally balanced food to take home with them each weekend for the entire academic year.
On Wednesday, September 30, 2015, we donated $50,000 to the United Way of Weld County, supporting their mission to improve lives across the Front Range. The money will be used to support A Kid’s Place, a child advocacy agency that provides a volunteer’s voice in court for children who are victims of abuse or neglect, and to support community recreation programs in Erie and Windsor.
On Thursday, February 04, 2016, we donated $5,000 to the Weld Food Bank’s Stone Soup “Packing up Hunger” campaign. The program will support the 1 in 5 children who do not have enough food to eat during the weekends when they lose access to free and reduced priced meals. Stone Soup is one of several annual events designed to promote the food bank’s mission “to lead and engage our community in the fight against hunger.”