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  • Sharing those Warm FuzziesOctober 27, 2016

    E&M Services collected 362 items to win $1,000 for the charity of its choic.

    E&M Services collected 362 items to win $1,000 for the charity of its choic.

    It may not be the holiday season just yet, but the oil and gas industry has already been doing its best to instill the warm fuzzies in others this fall – both literally and figuratively. More than 1,300 winter apparel items were collected during the NDPC’s 2nd Annual Spread the Warmth Winter Clothing drive this fall. The items will be distributed to communities in the Bakken to help those in need as cold weather approaches.

    E&M Services collected more than 360 items to help win $1,000 for the Calvin Hystad Memorial Scholarship, which was the charity of its choice. E&M Services is an oilfield service company based in Watford City that employs more than 100 people. Statoil, an operator based in Williston, collected the most items for companies with fewer than 100 employees and will also receive $1,000 to donate to the charity of its choice.

    “We’re always so humbled by the generosity of our member companies and their employees who volunteer their time and resources to help make our communities stronger,” said Tessa Sandstrom, communications director for the NDPC. “Even as the industry goes through slower and more difficult times, the commitment to community remains strong.”

    The Spread the Warmth campaign is one of three hosted by the NDPC, including a blood drive that was held in February and the upcoming Fueling Food and Fun food and toy drive scheduled to run from November 21 through December 16.