Caring for Communities Along the Route

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Caring for Communities Along the Route

Investing in the communities along the Atlantic Coast Pipeline route is a huge priority for our entire team. As those communities welcome our pipeliners, we want to give back to them through donating time, money and resources. For example, just in Randolph County, West Virginia, ACP team members have participated in or supported a dozen organizations, programs and events since construction began, including:

Rise Against Hunger
Several hundred volunteers from the college community cooked and packaged 20,000 meals at Davis & Elkins College. The ACP team was on site assisting with the meal prep and presented a $1,200 grant for the food fund.

Helvetia Public Library Grant
Libraries are essential to the growth and revitalization of communities, and with a $2,000 grant, ACP is honored to partner with the Helvetia Public Library in their renovation plans. Plans include an enhanced children’s library section, new computer workstations, and playground equipment.

ACP Increases Gift to Davis Medical Emergency Department
Representatives from ACP and the Davis Health System (DHS) Foundation gathered to celebrate another donation which specifically supports the Transforming Care TogethER Campaign and the purchase of medical wall units for each new exam and treatment room.

The $2,500 contribution is the second gift to the Emergency Department by ACP during the Transforming Care TogethER Campaign. An initial gift of $10,000 was made in 2016. 
 
“ACP’s generous support will help ensure Davis Medical continues to provide 24/7, life-saving emergency care to families across north-central West Virginia,” said Foundation Director Mike Bell.

 

Dominion Supports the Mountain Music Trail
Dominion is supporting this regional tourism initiative with a $1,000 grant.

“The Atlantic Coast Pipeline is proud to support the Appalachian Forest Heritage’s Mountain Music Trail program in its efforts to sustain the rich traditional music heritage found in the hills of West Virginia. We are fortunate to be a part of a community that is committed to cultural arts and education programs in the Allegheny Mountain region and commend this group on their efforts and accomplishments,” said Denise Campbell, Community Liaison for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.

Read more in the Inter-Mountain.

Randolph County Schools Backpack Program
Construction crews raised over $400 in cash donations and several carloads of snacks and non-perishable items to support back to school efforts for Randolph County Schools. Contributions such as this help ensure students can focus on learning by starting the day with a balanced breakfast.


ACP Team Celebrates Beverly Days
On Saturday, July 28, members of the ACP team participated in the Beverly Days & Fireman’s Festival celebration in historic Beverly, West Virginia.  Construction hauling and digging equipment was on display and representatives of the team walked in the parade and greeted area residents.


Randolph County Outdoor Education Program (RCOEP)
With a $4,500 grant to Experience Learning and the Randolph County Outdoor Education Program (RCOEP), ACP was able to sponsor this year's batch of curious fifth graders on their trip to the Monongahela National Forest. Students were treated to lessons on topography, forest management, and biodiversity.

For the full story, please visit Experience Learning.

Snowshoe Foundation
The Snowshoe Foundation is a certified 501 (c) 3 whose mission is to enhance the quality of life in their local communities by providing financial support to community organizations, education grants and scholarships. ACP is delighted to support the Snowshoe Foundation’s efforts within the community with a $5,000 contribution during their annual golf tournament. 

Friends of 4-H Dinner
The ACP team recently partnered with the West Virginia University Extension office to provide support for Randolph County’s 4-H program and Camp Pioneer. The contribution led to the purchase of Camp Pioneer T-shirts at the Friends of 4-H dinner. ACP is honored to support the community-centric programming 4-H delivers and the opportunities it creates for its youth participants.


West Virginia Autism Supportive Center
More than 20 ACP team members spent a great day of volunteering building a high tunnel for the West Virginia Autism Supportive Center. Board Member Dan Bucher noted, “Great group, they know what they are doing. We have enough help to reach our goal today.”

To find out more about the West Virginia Autism Supportive Center, please visit their Facebook page.

Atlantic Coast Pipeline Team Supports Izaak Walton League
On June 9, 2018, the Atlantic Coast Pipeline team presented a check to the Mountaineer Chapter of the Izaak Walton League during a fishing derby held at the Bowden fish hatchery. The team is proud to support the Izaak Walton League’s mission “To conserve, restore, and promote the sustainable use and enjoyment of our natural resources, including soil, air, woods, waters, and wildlife.”

All that impact is just in one county. The ACP team is volunteering and giving similarly in the other counties it runs through in West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina—improving the communities one project at a time. To read more about the ACP team’s contributions to Randolph County or to any other county along the route, check out our interactive story map.