Thanks to a donation from the Plano employees of Encana Oil and Gas (USA) Inc., the Assistance Center of Collin County will have more resources to continue its mission of providing critical short-term assistance to individuals and families in financial crisis to help them regain self-sufficiency.
Located in Plano but serving all of Collin County, the ACCC last year provided nearly $500,000 in financial assistance preventing homelessness to over 8,000 residents, including 2,200 families.
“The Assistance Center relies on its dedicated volunteers and its community partners to help those in times of crisis,” said Tanya Sastoque, ACCC Executive Director. “We’re so grateful for the donation from the generous employees at Encana Oil & Gas.”
For Encana, it remains an important goal to provide lasting community support in the areas it operates. After working with the ACCC for several years, Encana employees chose the organization as the benefiting charity for its annual Encana Cares charitable giving kickoff event. From raffle and auction proceeds, Encana employees raised approximately $11,500.
“Encana recognizes the important role that the ACCC plays in helping those in need,” said Jerri Akers, Encana Community Relations Team Lead. “Encana takes great pride in being a responsible corporate citizen and strives to be a good neighbor by working with communities to understand and support their needs. We are thrilled that our employees were able to contribute so significantly to the Assistance Center’s mission.”
About the Assistance Center of Collin County.
Since 1977 the ACCC has been the primary contact point for all Collin County residents who are in need of human resource services. We are located in old downtown Plano — in a building dedicated to our service and easily accessible by our client community. The structure functions as the permanent home for the center with facilities to support our clients. You can learn more about the ACCC athttp://www.assistancecenter.
About Encana Oil & Gas (USA), Inc. Encana is a leading North American energy producer that is focused on growing its strong portfolio of diverse resource plays producing natural gas, oil and natural gas liquids. By partnering with employees, community organizations and other businesses, Encana contributes to the strength and sustainability of the communities where it operates. Learn more about and Encana at www.encana.com.