Giving up a day off to give back in Texas

  • Posted: Monday, August 1, 2016, 12:00 am

More than 120 Pantex employees recently devoted their Friday to the Pantex Day of Volunteering to do something for the greater good of the Texas Panhandle. Of those 120+ employee volunteers, 24 employees stepped up as a team captain and initiated a call to action for co-workers, family and friends to join their teams.

Pantex Day of Volunteering

Volunteers cleared and revamped flower beds at The Bridge Children’s Advocacy Center.

Projects ranged from building wheelchair ramps and duck bunks (housing for ducks in a local food bank’s garden) to cooking for families in need, packing care boxes for our military overseas, caring for animals, gardening, painting and even cleaning up city parks.

“There are several organizations that are in need in the Amarillo area,” said Rebecca Heinen, team captain for a project to clean up hiking trails at Wildcat Bluff Nature Center. “Often, these agencies don’t need much other than the manpower to complete a task.”

Visit the Pantex Facebook page to view more photos and watch a video from the Pantex Day of Volunteering.