Donation to Support Resilience Bag Project for Local Children
Louisville, OH – Encino Energy’s Community Partnership Program provided a $4,000 donation and first aid kits to the Family Recovery Center to support their ongoing outreach to vulnerable children throughout the COVID-19 pandemic by distributing resilience bags. In addition to the first aid kits, the bags included journals, coloring books, bubbles, toys, educational materials donated from the Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program (OOGEEP) and, most importantly, ways to support a child’s mental health as well as crisis information.
The Family Recovery Center has donated thousands of resilience bags throughout the pandemic, and the recent partnership with Encino will allow that effort to continue. Bags were distributed to local schools and children services, supporting at-risk children and families in Jefferson County.
"Family Recovery Center was ecstatic to receive a donation from the Encino Energy Community Partnership Program to enable our Prevention Department to reach the maximum number of families throughout our area. These Resilience Bags contain such valuable information for families,” said Ashely Wilson from the Family Recovery Center. “The content of the bags includes an activity for the entire family to enjoy together, coloring pages, crayons, and resources for the parents that stress the child/parent relationship qualities that are important in youth development. We truly feel we cannot take for granted that all families have these resources to maintain healthy relationships with their children during these stressful times. With Encino's collaboration, we will be able to continue the distribution of the Resilience Bags."
Throughout the pandemic, Encino has continued to support communities throughout eastern and southeastern Ohio, with a focus on the message to “Be Safe. Be Hopeful. Be Kind.” Encino’s Director of External Affairs, Jackie Stewart, advised that the Company also recently launched a campaign with the Jefferson County Chamber to highlight local, essential small businesses and provide information on local restaurants providing takeout as well as several public service announcements – all focused on positive messages of hope.
“Encino was thrilled to partner with the Family Recovery Center to help vulnerable children and celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month,” said Jackie Stewart. “We’ve been very blessed to continue working during this pandemic and we thank Governor DeWine for understanding that energy is essential to human life. The protection of our environment and the health and safety of the communities in which we live and work is paramount to Encino’s core values and really is the heart of our Community Partnership Program. As we continue to navigate these waters as a state, country and world, we want to simply encourage everyone to continue to Be Safe. Be Hopeful. Be Kind. We will get through this together!”