Stories from the Field: #12DaysofGiving
STORIES FROM THE FIELD: 12 DAYS OF GIVING
Texas Oil Companies Fly City to City Donating to Worthy Causes Across the U.S.
MIDLAND, TX (December 17, 2014) – Karmic Energy and Precision Frac have taken their holiday season giving program to a very unique level. Instead of simply donating money to one organization, they are donating to several organizations, while taking the time to meet these nonprofits in person and really get to know the people who run them on a personal level.
The 12 Days of Giving campaign started on December 11th with a donation to the Lubbock chapter of Toys for Tots and will continue through December 23rd.
Karmic Energy and Precision Frac launched this campaign, not only to share their blessing with worthy causes across the United States, but to educate and encourage fellow Americans to do something, even if it’s small. They hand-picked each organization. A major factor was many of these wonderful nonprofits have been able to implement programs and, due to private donations, reduce their need for Federal or State funds. Therefore, they are taking the strain off welfare and working hard to keep adults and children on a path for success, while lowering the rates of incarceration, in return saving the government millions of dollars. Most importantly, they are changing the lives of countless Americans, creating a better tomorrow, today.
Here are some stories from the field:
Lubbock Toys for Tots Donation – December 11th
COO Mason Askins presented a check in the amount of $2,500 to Master Sergeant Tim Murphy of the United States Marine Corps, and also presented the nonprofit with some toys and stuffed animals. Askins quickly bonded with Murphy and was invited to get a closer look at some of the Marine vehicles. Askins learned about the various Hummers used by the military and listened to stories about Murphy’s tours in Iraq. We congratulated them on their efforts in the Lubbock community through the Toys for Tots program.
Nonprofit link: www.lubbock-tx.toysfortots.org
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Precision Frac Blog Post: http://precisionfrac.com/precision-frac-toys-for-tots/
Harlem Children’s Zone – December 12th
CEO Jared Davis, President Trent Crawford, Davis’s son Gavin, publicist Razonia McClellan, Brant Farrar, and Farrar/McClellan’s son Ryker, enjoyed a private tour of the Promise Academy Charter School after donating 300 coats to children throughout the Harlem community through Harlem Children’s Zone. Promise Academy is a unique school operated by Harlem Children’s Zone. They are dedicated to helping children K-12 to not only successfully graduate from high school, but attend college — while offering much-needed support throughout their college career. They currently have 881 students attending college. Each school day, Promise Academy provides K-12 students with two meals and one snack prepared with fresh, locally grown ingredients. They also educate the kids on the importance of healthy eating and taking care of their bodies, and provide them with recipes (that students hopefully share with parents) to encourage healthy eating at home. Students and their families also have access to a system of support from Harlem Children’s Zone counselors. This keeps students engaged while on the path for high school and college graduation. This donation was highly educational for the Karmic Energy and Precision Frac team. It was eye-opening and we look forward to potentially partnering with Harlem Children’s Zone in the future.
Nonprofit link: http://hcz.org/our-programs/promise-academy-charter-schools/
Link to images: https://razoniapr.box.com/s/heb9ddm1okk2huvyltk2
Precision Frac Blog Post: http://precisionfrac.com/precision-frac-gives-back-in-the-big-apple-part-1/
The Bowery Mission – December 12th
CEO Jared Davis, President Trent Crawford, Davis’s son Gavin, and publicist Razonia McClellan volunteered at The Bowery Mission by serving dinner to approximately 250 homeless in New York City. Prior to the volunteer opportunity, they were given a tour of the facilities and an opportunity to learn about the Bowery Mission. They learned that not only are fresh meals served to the community, but they also provide a shower service, a clothing service to help keep individuals in clean clothing—especially those with job interviews, and offer programs to kick substance abuse and help guide toward a successful re-entry into working society. The entire team was completely humbled by the experience and Davis has decided to donate some clothing and money as soon as possible.
The Heisman Tailgate Party – December 13th
To thank their customers for being so wonderful and supportive in 2014, Precision Frac randomly selected and invited a customer and three individuals of their choice to be guests at the Heisman Tailgate Party with a special performance and backstage VIP meeting with hip-hop artist Nelly. For the event weekend, Precision Frac placed Steve Scott and his wife, Joy, and Rick Graham and his wife, Lisa, in a two bedroom hotel suite at the Trump International Towers in New York City with a beautiful view of Central Park. The two couples joined CEO Jared Davis, President Trent Crawford, Davis’s son Gavin, publicist Razonia McClellan, and Brant Farrar at the Heisman Tailgate Party. While there, everyone met the 2014 Heisman candidates and previous Heisman Winners such as Ron Dayne, Matt Leinart, and Tony Dorsett (just to name a few). Everyone received goodie bags filled with a football and a Nelly CD—making autographs from each Heisman winner/candidate and Nelly a fun mission! The performance was amazing, and the entire event was incredibly fun. Later that night, everyone enjoyed a meal at The National Restaurant and received an autographed copy of Executive Chef and Iron Chef Winner Geoffrey Zakarian’s cookbook, My Perfect Pantry.
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Make-A-Wish / Seattle Seahawks Game – December 14th
Before kicking off the 12 Days of Giving campaign, Karmic Energy and Precision Frac connected with Make-A-Wish to see if they had a child interested in watching a Seahawks game from their luxury suite. 13-year-old Daniel’s dream is to someday attend a Super Bowl, but being a major Seahawks fan, and the fact his eye sight is starting to fade, the opportunity was a perfect fit. CEO Jared Davis, President Trent Crawford, and Davis’s son Gavin, invited Daniel and his family to join them in the suite for the Seahawks vs. 49ers game. They also arranged to have Seahawks Santa, Momma Lynch (Seahawks player Marshawn Lynch’s mother), Seahawks Mascot Blitz, members of the Lynch Family, Ring of Honor honoree Jacob Green, and life coach Evan Money in the suite. The result was a blast! Momma Lynch arranged for everyone to go onto the field after the game, where Daniel was able to meet several players, including Marshawn Lynch, and obtain their autographs. While in the suite, Davis presented Daniel with a signed CD, signed helmet, and signed football from Nelly. Amazingly, Daniel is a huge Nelly fan. Daniel was diagnosed with a life threatening congenital anomaly, and his wish of attending a Super Bowl will be fulfilled in 2016. Until then, he described this game as, “the best day of his life.”
Downtown Emergency Services Center (DESC) – December 15th
CEO Jared Davis, President Trent Crawford, and Davis’s son Gavin, visited with Megan Mayes and Bill Hobson of the Downtown Emergency Services Center located in Seattle, Washington. The Downtown Emergency Services Center assists the homeless population of the area by placing them in 1 of 10 area apartment buildings owned by the DESC. A recent program of the DESC provides an alternative to the local jail for homeless citizens with mental disabilities. When faced with minor legal infractions, the DESC has provided the city and these citizens with an alternative jail system. DESC helps get them out of jail, and puts them on a track to become more productive citizens. This program has saved the city of Seattle $4 million dollars over the course of a year and is being implemented in Denver as well. The work of the DESC is an inspiration and to facilitate its work, Precision Frac and Karmic Energy donated $5,000.
Wounded Warrior Project – December 16
CEO Jared Davis, President Trent Crawford, and Davis’s son Gavin, donated $5,000 to the Wounded Warrior Project in Colorado Springs, CO. The donation was received with enthusiasm by Derek Duplisea, Wounded Warrior alumni regional director and SFC, US Army, Ret., with many of the regional office staff in attendance. Annually, Wounded Warrior Project helps 60,000 warriors with a goal to reach 150,000 soon. The organization offers assistance not only to the warriors, but to their families as well. They provide counseling to assist with the mental issues that develop as a result of becoming wounded. One of the reasons, Wounded Warrior Project and the Colorado Springs regional office was chosen is the connection to the oil and gas industry. The Colorado Springs regional office manages Wounded Warrior Project programs in Colorado, Wyoming, South Dakota, and North Dakota — each an important energy producing state with companies that employ thousands of military veterans. As an oil and gas company, Precision Frac chose to give back to those who fought to protect the U.S. and its economic and energy security and now work in the oil fields.
Nonprofit link: http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/contact-us/colorado-springs.aspx
Link to images: https://razoniapr.box.com/s/iyt3mbbagj8b671rjjx2
MARC – December 17, 2014
COO Mason Akins, Chad Carson, Lochie Applin, Phil Tytanic, Wendy Smith, Chase Puckett, Chris Stephens, Gene Lowe, and Tommy Young from the Precision Frac team donated $5,000 to MARC. After receiving a tour of the facilities, the MARC staff and residents put on a short Christmas concert and everyone enjoyed hot chocolate and cookies. They invited the Precision Frac team to help decorate their Christmas tree and judge their Christmas door decoration contest, with a Gingerbread House door chosen as the winner. It was a great morning for everyone, and reminded Precision Frac why they selected MARC as a recipient of their 12 Days of Giving. MARC offers programs for individuals with developmental disabilities and support for their families. They offer both residential and vocational services in Midland and surrounding communities and are incredibly respected throughout the state for their work. Recently, MARC added a program to assist children (and their families) affected by the autism spectrum.
West Texas Food Bank – December 18, 2014
COO Mason Askins, Wendy Smith, Phil Tytanic, and Chase Puckett had an amazing time volunteering at the West Texas Food Bank. While there, they stocked shelves, help clean the facilities, and, most importantly, they learned about the problem of hunger throughout the Permian Basin. After volunteering, Karmic Energy/Precision Frac donated $2,500 to further the food bank’s mission. The West Texas Food Bank is gearing up to celebrate their 30th anniversary. They partner with over 86 nonprofits within the 19 counties they serve. For the majority of those partners the West Texas Food Bank is their only source of food to help feed the hungry in their communities. For every dollar donated to the food bank, 95 cents goes back into the community. They are preparing to open two new facilities, after raising $13.3 million with their recent capital campaign. They will be opening a facility in Midland and moving to another location in Odessa.
Crisis Nursery and Teacha’s Kids – December 18, 2014
CEO Jared Davis and publicist Razonia McClellan were joined by friends Sam London (singer), Donta Wade (St. Louis Cardinals), and Megan Baucom (St. Louis Rams) at the Ferguson Community Center as they donated 300 toys and 300 coats to children in need throughout the community. This donation was accepted by Val Joyner of the Crisis Nursery of St. Louis. Mayor James Knowles and Louis Aboussie, Staff Assistant to Congressman Lacy Clay, attended and welcomed everyone into their community with open arms. While there, Karmic Energy and Precision Frac also presented a check in the amount of $2,500 to LaTeacha Tigue of Teacha’s Kids to kickstart an after-school education program for children and literacy classes for adult in the Ferguson community. In addition to this donation, the companies will donate 10% for every $100,000 raised by the newly launched GoFundMe campaign to help fund the literacy programs. After the presentations, the remainder of time in Ferguson was spent traveling through the city to see the damage caused by recent riots and view the place there Michael Brown passed.
Meals on Wheels – December 19, 2014
President Trent Crawford, COO Mason Askins, Chad Carson, Chris Stephens, Lochi Applin, and Mike Grigsby presented a check for $2,500 to Jody Snead of the Meals on Wheels Midland chapter. Afterward, everyone was given a tour of the facilities, while learning about the Meals on Wheels program. Next, they volunteered by driving food to people throughout Midland. The Meals on Wheels drivers are volunteers that deliver 500 meals per day (Monday through Friday) in the local community. When necessary, Meals on Wheels services for the Senior Citizen community goes beyond food delivery. They also offer wheelchair services, general help, and utilities assistance, allowing seniors to live and thrive in their own homes.
Giving on the Horizon:
- Monday, December 22nd at 10:00am – KE and PF team will go caroling at Legacy Ranch Alzheimer’s Special Care Center. While there, the team will sing, pass out candy canes, and mingle with residents. (Address: 4800 Briarwood Avenue in Midland, TX)
- Monday, December 22nd at 1:00pm — KE and PF team will give toys to children in the pediatric unit at Odessa Regional Hospital. (Address: 520 E. 6th Street in Odessa, TX)
- Tuesday, December 23rd, to be announced.
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About Karmic Energy
Karmic Energy is an initiative aimed at delivering innovative products and services that enable the oil and gas industry to take advantage of breakthrough technology. We bring balance between the energy resource development America needs to be secure and prosperous with the imperative to protect the environment and people that surround oil and gas operations. Karmic Energy brings harmony to these seemingly incompatible goals in order for America to benefit from its abundant natural resources below and above ground. For more information, visit their website at www.karmicenergy.com.
About Precision Frac
Precision Frac provides the hydrofracturing industry with products and services precision-engineered and purpose-built to achieve breakthrough project site performance. Founded in July 2013 with headquarters in Midland, Texas, Precision Frac is the industry leader in fully integrated lay flat water transfer hose systems designed expressly for oil and gas fracking applications. The company was formed by a group of entrepreneurs who saw a need to combine do-what-it-takes customer service with the highest quality products for their clients and the marketplace as a whole. The end-to-end strength, integrated design, and quality of Precision Frac products reduce setup time, unnecessary labor costs, and risk to the environment — while at the same time maximizing worker safety and productivity. At the top of the hydrofracturing technology curve, Precision Frac is constantly seeking out ways to advance the hydrofracturing industry and exceed customer expectations one client at a time. For more information, visit their website at www.precisionfrac.com.
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