Giving back to the communities in which we live and work is an important part of Trinidad’s culture, no matter the state of the industry. That’s why this year, perhaps more than ever, our employees have been working together to give back in any way they can. From raising money for local initiatives; to cooking for those in need; to coordinating toy drives; there’s been no shortage of community involvement around here.
In the spirit of the holiday season, we thought a blog of thanks for our secret Santa’s was more than fitting. Here’s what our unsung heroes have been up to!
Corporate office, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
This fall, our corporate employees purchased groceries to make sandwiches for the Calgary Drop-In Centre. In less than 45 minutes, the crew turned 320 slices of bread and 3000 grams of meat into 160 sandwiches for those in need!
In December, they were given the opportunity to dress in jeans for the month by donating either $20.00 or ten non-perishable food items to the Calgary Food Bank.
This Christmas, they collected boxes of toiletries for the Drop-In Centre, and on Boxing Day, employees served lunches at the Drop-In with their families. Some even cleared their busy schedules in support of Adopt a Grandparent by visiting seniors in need of a little holiday cheer.
Canadian Drilling head office, Nisku, Alberta, Canada
Our Canadian Drilling office was a fury of activity this holiday season too! After raising $1,000 for groceries, they made their way down to the Mustard Seed with friends and family to cook for and feed 236 tummies. Below are a few members of the team all geared up, cheerful and ready to make a difference at the Mustard Seed!
US Drilling head office, Houston, Texas, USA
Our US Drilling office’s community involvement began with Bonnie, Clyde and Oliver this year! The three stray pups were taken in, cared for and their long-term arrangements were coordinated by our US team. All three have since been adopted into loving families!
In November, they teamed up with Operation Turkey collecting supplies such as toothbrushes, shampoo, soap, socks and snacks for care packages. These packages were then delivered with Thanksgiving meals to the less fortunate in Houston.
In the spirit of the holiday season, our US team also sponsored three kids’ Christmas wish lists through the DePelchin Children’s Center in Houston and our west Texas crews supported another holiday toy drive!
Happy holidays from our family to yours
Happy holidays from Trinidad’s family to yours! May you and your loved ones rediscover the true meaning of Christmas this holiday season, just as our team did. We wish you all the best in the new year.