It’s common to see a collection bin for charities around the holidays. We want to make sure that every child wakes up Christmas morning with a grin on their face and a toy in their hands. Usually the bins fill up with toys, maybe even overflowing. In one instance though, a collection bin turned into a “mountain warehouse full of toys and gifts.”
The Atlantic Coast Sunrise pipeline have made tremendous donations to a local Toys 4 Tots, helping provide the holiday season with just a little bit more joy.
“It was around Thanksgiving time when everybody started bringing things in,” according to Holly Andrews, a field office manager.
It didn’t stop with a bin, or overflow toys piled up beside it, by “the pile just kept growing. Soon there were bikes and trikes and a mountain of toys and games that kept getting bigger every day according to Andrews who begins her day in the field office at 6:00 a.m. There were more than 3 dozen bicycles and tricycles, plus toys for all ages from newborn to age 15.”
We’ve written previously about the great spirit of giving back that many in the energy industry have shown this holiday season, and the Atlantic Coast Pipeline is no different. Because of their great generosity, Pennsylvania children will be provided with toys and Christmas joy. It’s great to see that, in addition to the economic and employment benefits these projects bring, the companies behind Pennsylvania’s energy infrastructure also want to give back to local communities.