Happy Holidays from Williams’ Ohio Valley Midstream

The holidays are here, and the Ohio Valley Midstream employees have been celebrating the season.

We collected more than 300 blankets, warm socks and puzzle books for gift bags that we distributed to senior citizen homes within the region.

Williams employee Michelle decorated a tree for the Marshall County Chamber of Commerce’s Christmas Tree Gala auction, which raised more than $12,000 for the Chamber and Paws for a Cause. Michelle’s beautiful tree, titled “All Hearts Come Home for Christmas,” raised $1,250 to the total amount raised. Congratulations, Michelle!

We joined the Christmas parade in Moundsville, W. Va., which has become one of the OVM team’s holiday traditions. We also enjoyed handing out candy to the families who braved the cold to celebrate. We also walked in the St. Clairsville, Ohio, parade organized by the St. Clairsville Chamber of Commerce.

DIY Holiday Fun with the Women’s Energy Network

Photo courtesy Shale Media Group. Check out their tweet about the WEN event.

Photo courtesy Shale Media Group (@ShaleMediaGroup on Twitter). Check out their tweet about the WEN event.

Who thought playing with glue, ribbon and glitter could be so much fun?

We recently joined our friends at the Women’s Energy Network Appalachia Chapter in southwest Pennsylvania for a night filled with fun (and easy) DIY projects to get ready for the holiday season. And, it was for a great cause!

This fun night was part of the WEN annual charity event benefiting Domestic Violence Services.

Williams was especially proud to be a 2014 platinum sponsor of the Chapter for all of its work in the community and with the energy industry. Several of our employees are involved in this organization and we are happy to support them.

Check out this earlier blog post highlighting some of the other WEN events our employees have participated in this year.

“Pete the Cat” is purrfect for education

Williams employee Michelle reads "Pete the Cat" to students of McNinch Elementary School.

Williams employee Michelle reads “Pete the Cat” to students of McNinch Elementary School.

It’s hard to think of a better way to share the joy of reading than to do so with young children.

As part of our community involvement, several of our Ohio Valley Midstream employees recently visited elementary schools in Marshall County, W.Va., where they read to Pre-K to fourth grade students.

Williams employee Michelle had a great time visiting with some of the Pre-K students at McNinch Elementary School, where the children’s book, “Pete the Cat” was a big hit.

“We know the kids enjoy hearing adults read to them, but I think we are the ones who get the most out of our visits to the schools,” Michelle says.

Thank you to all of the schools in Marshall County for having us. We had a wonderful time.