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Giving Back — Strike Makes A Difference

“I am proud to be a part of Strike’s Campaign for Change. This initiative has contributed greatly to our culture of giving.” says Ky Bishop.

Strike, located in Hughes Landing in The Woodlands, is one of the fastest growing privately-held pipeline, facilities and energy infrastructure solution providers in the country helping clients throughout the entire oil and gas lifecycle. They employ over 6,600 people and operate 24 service locations nationwide.

Strike has a strong history of partnering with local, regional and national charities and companies to effect positive social change. In 2012, Campaign for Change, a Strike community advocacy initiative, was born with the mission of raising awareness and educating Strike’s employees on the importance of giving, as well as providing them with approachable opportunities for them to participate and make a difference, both directly in their community and beyond.

Today, The Woodlander caught up with a few of Strike’s Campaign for Change volunteers and committee members, Jodi Milstead, Campaign for Change Coordinator, Michele Kooken, Director of Marketing & Communications, Jared Marx, Office Services Supervisor, Jocelyn Durfield, Vice President of Human Resources and Kayla Rivera, Marketing Specialist, to learn more about this charitable program.

The Campaign for Change Committee operates under the direction of Staff Chaplain Ky Bishop and is comprised of 7 members. Together, they determine the most dynamic way they can make a difference locally, nationally and worldwide.

“I am proud to be a part of Strike’s Campaign for Change. This initiative has contributed greatly to our culture of giving,” says Ky Bishop.

Since its inception, Campaign for Change has logged 55,000 volunteer hours and has contributed to over 350 charitable organizations providing volunteers opportunities with a Habitat for Humanity home build, a KABOOM playground build, distribution of Kits 4 Kidz School Supplies with Interfaith of The Woodlands, has put together Breakfast Bags for seniors with Meals on Wheel Montgomery County and put together hygience kits for veterans—just to name a few!

Next time you’re eating on Restaurant Row in Hughes Landing, look across Lake Woodlands for artist Gaston Carrio’s bright red art bench titled Unmasked Symbiosis. This functional art work was generously underwritten by Strike whose headquarters sits in the mirrored building directly behind it—a striking reminder of this company’s generous community giving in all kinds of shapes and forms.

The Woodlander salutes Strike’s incredible charity work and sends best wishes and thanks to all who volunteer with Campaign for Change.