When a large contingent of employees from BP Energy don their green shirts and arrive in force at Krause Children’s Center in Katy, everyone is thrilled to see them coming. Those green shirts mean that it’s BP workday, which has become a tradition at Krause. BP employees come bearing tools and all supplies, along with plenty of man-, muscle-, and brain-power. The BP crew takes on enormous construction and improvement projects and major landscaping overhauls.
On the most recent BP work day Friday June 7th, over 60 BP employees arrived at 8:00 a.m., rolled up their sleeves and got to work. Here’s an impressive list of their accomplishments:
*a new fence was erected to hide the ugly dumpster
*the recreation room got a new coat of paint
*drainage was fixed near the courtyard deck and sports court
*the deck was reworked for the Oak tree which has grown over the years into it
*office walls were taken down are reconstructed
*parking lot stripes were repainted
* sidewalk fixed and made larger
*a garden box was made for the Krause kids to plant their own veggies
*in the laundry rooms cabinets were installed with a granite counter top for the kids to fold their cloths
A lot of these projects required pre-work so some of the employees came out a day or two before. One retired BP employee even came out to volunteer. “Just because I’m retired doesn’t mean I would miss out on our volunteer day at Krause!” he said.
This was the first BP workday for new Krause CEO, Steve Lancaster, who could not believe the amount and quality of work that these volunteers completed. “It is amazing. The day was very well planned. I am so impressed at the level of volunteerism. These guys aren’t just painting walls, they are laying concrete, building fences, and walls … just amazing!”
Thanks again BP! The Krause kids (and staff!) appreciate all you do for us.