When it comes to generosity, the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission employees recently brought new meaning to the word’s definition with their monthly drive.  “With the cold winter weather, we wondered if the Wyoming Rescue Mission might welcome our agency doing a coat drive for their residents,” stated UIC Records & Data management Clerk Brandi Collins, who serves on the agency’s volunteer committee.  Once the drive was announced, it wasn’t long before the committee had to move the donations into a storage closet to make room for more.  “The donations kept pouring in.  Our employees brought in new and slightly used winter coats, hats, and gloves. Someone even bought packages of new winter socks to donate.  It really was an overflow event!”

Abby Huck, Rescue Mission Marketing and Events Manager expressed gratitude on the their Facebook page.  “Thank you to the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission for participating in a coat drive for the Wyoming Rescue Mission,” she wrote. “We are so thankful for our community partners!” 

Not only do the WOGCC employees contribute each month, but attorneys and oil and gas companies that attend the WOGCC’s monthly hearings also like to participate.  Each month the WOGCC sends out hearing information to attorneys and companies and will include information on the monthly drive.  Others will call in to see what the monthly focus will be.

“It really is a fulfilling feeling to see such involvement and to see the donations roll in, said Collins.  It makes our lives richer knowing you possibly helped make someone else’s life a little bit easier.” 

(Pictured above are WOGCC employees, Brandi Collins, Kimberly Mazza, and Dee Anne Parker)