Helping Others

ACP workers donate to local nonprofits

Submitted photos The Atlantic Coast Pipeline’s West Virginia workforce gave the Elkins Marine Corps League Toys for Tots over $16,000 in donated toys from pipeline contractors Michels and Rockford Corp. According to Toys for Tots organizer Roger Ware, the contributions from pipeline employees matched the combined total from all other donors this year. These gifts were distributed in counties along the ACP route and beyond.

ELKINS — The U.S. Marine Corps Reserves and the Marine Corps League Leland D. “Crow” Crawford Detachment 956 of Elkins was the recipient of a large toy donation from Michels Corp., the Atlantic Coast Pipeline contractors, recently, valued at $10,000.

This donation was paired with another ACP contractor’s donation earlier that week from Rockford Corp valued at $6,000.

Roger Ware served as area chairman and received the donation from Michels Corp. project safety manager Rob Murphy and his children. According to Ware, toys will benefit children in Randolph, Barbour, Lewis, Tucker and Upshur counties and areas in Harrison, Greenbrier, Pocahontas and Webster counties.

This winter season, Dominion Energy and the Atlantic Coast Pipeline are spreading the holiday cheer by supporting community celebrations and bringing extra joy to children across the Mountain state.

Donating $2,500 to the Calhoun Christmas Connection, Dominion Energy helped bring a little more cheer under the trees of children this Christmas. In addition to toys and clothes, Dominion Energy also supported the community’s access to food through a $3,500 donation to WV Rescue Ministries to provide Christmas dinners for 700 families in north central West Virginia.

Considering all children this season, ACP employees wanted to bring some cheer to children facing the holidays inside hospitals, donating 500 plush toys, children at six area hospitals received extra comfort and joy during their time of sickness. (Hospitals include: Ruby Memorial, Fairmont General, UHC, Stonewall Jackson Memorial, St. Joseph’s and Davis Memorial.)

Dominion Energy employees from across the state came together to personally donate to a range of holiday causes, including purchasing $1,000 in gifts for 45 needy children in Grantsville, supported the Doddridge County Sheriff’s “Shop with a Cop” program, and adopted 30 children through the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program.

Joining the community celebration and season of giving, the West Virginia ACP team and their families from Rockford Corp. participated in the Elkins Christmas parade with a float donned with a front loader carrying presents for area


ACP’s Rockford Corp. employees also donated $2,000 in gift cards to a group of students at Tygarts Valley High School in Randolph County and inspectors working on the pipeline gave nearly $3000 in Christmas gifts and recreational equipment to the WV Children’s Home.

ACP inspectors also gave over $1,000 in gifts to students in need from George Ward Elementary in Randolph County and purchased presents for two entire families from the Valley Head community along with food for their Christmas dinners.

Festive employees from Dominion Energy dressed as Santa’s elves to hand out hot cocoa packets at the Pine Grove ‘Christmas In our Town’ parade.

Farther north, ACP contractors Price Gregory donated $4,000 to the Harrison County Sheriff’s “Shop With a Deputy” program. Additionally, ACP employees purchased $2,500 in gifts and clothes in support of the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program benefiting youth in ACP communities.

Additional monetary donations were made to area nonprofits along the ACP route totaling $1,000.