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    In addition other Energy of North Dakota events like the Teachers Seminar, Pick Up the Patch and Bakken Rocks CookFest, the industry also participates in three other competitive events annually, as well as dozens of other community or organization projects.

     

    photoBattle of the Bakken Blood Drive

    Held throughout January and February, the Battle of the Bakken Blood Drive pits companies against one another in a friendly competition to help United Blood Services build up their supplies. Two companies are awarded money from the NDPC for bringing out the most contributors.

    2015 Results: 200+ donors

    Winners:

    Whiting Petroleum, which won a $1,000 donation in the company’s name to Wounded Warriors

    Panther Pressure Testers, which won $1,000 for McKenzie County Health Benefit Fund

     

    WinterBakken Coat Drive

    In the late summer and early fall, companies and their employees will work to gather and donate winter coats for the children and people who need them most. Two companies that gather the most donations will be awarded $1,000 to a charity of their choice.

    2015 results: more than 2,000 clothing items, including 400+ coats and 400+ pairs of mittens and gloves

    Winners:

    Whiting Oil and Gas, which collected 635 items total to win a $1,000 donation for Make-A-Wish Foundation

    LTR collected 84 winter clothing items to win $1,000 for the Ronald McDonald House

     

    IMG_0991Fueling Food and Fun

    This annual toy and food drive is held in November and December of each year. Food may be donated to the food shelter of choice and toys will go to the Giving Tree or Toys for Tots. Two companies that gather the most nonperishable food items in pounds are awarded $1,000 each for a charity of their choice.

    2014 results: 5,364.8 pounds of food collected and 612 toys collected

    Winners:

    Whiting Oil & Gas collected 1,333 pounds of food giving their $1,000 donation to  Make-a-Wish Foundation (honorable mention to MDU Resources for collecting 190 toys)

    Panther Pressure Testers collected 512 pounds of food giving their $1,000 donation to McKenzie County Food Pantry.

     

    Dolly Parton Imagination Library

    NDPC member companies have pulled together to provide $60,000 to fund the Dolly Parton Imagination Library project throughout much of western North Dakota. The project, which has been spearheaded by First Lady Betsy Dalrymple in North Dakota, works to foster a love of reading among preschool children and their families by providing them with the gift of a specially selected book each month.

    The areas covered by industry companies include:

     

    Energy of North Dakota Outdoors Grant Assistance

    Using funds raised through the Annual Energy of North Dakota Fishing Derby, the NDPC provides resources for habitat development and professional grant writing assistance to wildlife chapters that wish to apply for grants available through the Outdoor Heritage Fund. North Dakota has hundreds of local wildlife chapters that work hard to organize fundraisers for habitat improvements, but like many civic and community organizations, they rely solely on volunteers who may not have the time or the expertise to develop projects or meet the requirements needed to receive outside grant dollars. Habitat Unlimited will work with chapters to develop habitat projects and offer professional grant writing services that will help them access the Outdoor Heritage Funds. Interested organizations may contact Tessa Sandstrom at [email protected] for more information.

     

    NDPC Al Golden Scholarships

    The Al Golden Memorial Scholarship Fund, named after North Dakota oil pioneer and the first member of the NDPC’s Hall of Fame Al Golden, was established in 2008 to support students who are pursuing post-secondary education in geology, engineering, processing plant technology, science, technical skills or other careers related to the oil and gas industry. The scholarships are part of the oil and gas industry’s efforts to help solve growing workforce demands in North Dakota. Learn more.

     

    Read more:

    New scholarship available for oil workers

    ExxonMobil invests $13M to bolster education

    XTO awards grants to Bakken charities

    2016 Ecofootprint Grant Program: restoring & protecting habitat

    Tesoro contributes $5.3 million to Housing Incentive Fund

    Fortis Energy Services, Inc. Wins World Oil Award for Fortis 4 Vets Hiring Program

    Oil Companies Help Ensure Families Stay Warm This Winter

    Whiting Petroleum raised money for charity

    Purity Oilfield Services gives over $22,000

    Companies donate $82,000 to charities

    Oil truck rodeo raises money for local causes

    Oil company gives $5 million for housing: teachers, police among those who will benefit

    Bakken Companies Draw Blood for Community

    SM Energy North Rockies Employees Celebrate Contribution to Crosby’s Blue Line Club