Encana grants more than $1.19 million to nonprofit organizations in Wyoming

(Riverton)  – Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. remained focused on its commitment to build invaluable relationships, help strengthen communities, and support local businesses during 2011, said Randy Teeuwen, Encana Community Relations Advisor. Through its community investment program, Teeuwen said Encana gave more than $1.19 million to non-profit groups throughout Wyoming, including more than $198,900 to Fremont County organizations.

“These contributions reflect Encana’s dedication to help fortify local economies and improve the life of the community,” Teeuwen said in a news release. “The company focuses on initiatives that generate positive change in the environment, education, and community life.”

In 2011, Encana awarded 44 requests to establish proactive partnerships in Fremont County that supported a medley of community initiatives, such as:

• Compressed natural gas vehicle conversion for Central Wyoming College;
• Wind River Country, Habitat for Humanity Riverton Neighborhood project;
• New recycling trailer for Lander Valley High School’s Interact Club recycling project;
• Raising Readers in Wyoming to purchase high quality children’s books;
• New playground equipment for the Town of Shoshoni’s Centennial Park; and
• First Stop Help Center’s project for assistance in transition from homelessness.

“Giving back to the people and towns we are a part of is essential to Encana’s core business and enables us to work deeply with area organizations to solve issues in the community’s best interest and achieve goals with maximum impact,” Teeuwen said.

To learn more about Encana’s community investment program, guidelines and how to submit an application for funding, visit www.encana.com.

–Encana Natural Gas