BGCAPP team members support the American Heart Association by participating in the annual Heart Walk. Although COVID has restricted an in-person walk, team members still found a way to raise money for this important charity which strives to save and improve lives by fighting heart disease and stroke.
Having food on the table, especially during COVID, has been a challenge for many local families. Bechtel Parsons recognizes that one of the greatest opportunities to make a difference locally is through God’s Outreach-Madison County Food Bank. Bechtel Parsons is proud to partner with the food bank as it provides supplemental and emergency food to more than 1,700 families in Madison County and 800 families in Estill County.
Bechtel Parsons and the BGCAPP team conduct an annual food drive to support the Salvation Army. When a family is facing a lapse in food, the Salvation Army offers emergency in-person and mobile food delivery assistance. In 2021, BGCAPP team members brought in food and gave monetary donations equal to more than 9,000 pounds of food. Corporate and team member donations to the Richmond Salvation Army chapter in 2021 totaled more than $10,000.
Every child likes to receive a toy at Christmas and BGCAPP team members enjoy the opportunity to support the Richmond Fire Department in its annual toy drive. From bikes, cars, balls, and stuffed animals to blankets, hats and gloves, the BGCAPP team provided a truckload of items to the fire department for distribution to local families.
Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass is proud to support Eastern Kentucky University’s Office of Military and Veterans Affairs. The project assisted the veterans organization as it furnished its new veterans center and lounge in the Powell Building. Many members of the BGCAPP team are veterans and Bechtel Parsons is pleased to partner with Office of Military and Veterans Affairs as it seeks to support current and former members of the United States Armed Forces.