Local Company Gives Back to the Community

For some, an afternoon off of work is a chance to handle personal business, but for employees of Southwestern Energy, it’s a chance to give back to the community.

Approximately 20 management and staff members of Spring-based Southwestern Energy recently donated their time to help out at the Montgomery County Animal Shelter. Volunteers set aside their high-tech capabilities to participate in a variety of low-tech projects, including washing dogs, cleaning the dog park and socializing a significant number of cats and dogs in need of human contact.

“It’s a chance for us to get out of the office and do something good for the community,” said Nikki Wachell, manager at Southwestern Energy. “It’s community outreach, but it’s also a good team building exercise for our staff.”

Shelter director Dr. Todd Hayden praised the efforts of volunteers from Southwestern Energy, saying their efforts had a positive effect for both the shelter and the animals. “They came to work and did a very good job,” said Dr. Hayden, “but they also spent a lot of time caring for and interacting with the animals. We appreciate their efforts very much.”

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