TRIB: Plum among police departments treated to lunch

By Ashley Mikelonis In Homepage, News

An oil and gas company treated police officers in Plum and other communities with lunch last week as a thanks for their work amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Olympus Energy delivered around 200 individually wrapped meals on Thursday and Friday and plans to deliver more soon as part of its “Olympus Gratitude Project,” said Kimberly Price, communications director.

“Ultimately, the whole effort is built on the thought process that spreading positive energy is a factor to building morale during this time. There’s really no better way to do that than this,” Price said.

Plum police Chief Lanny Conley said he and the department of 27 officers are grateful for the meals.

Conley said the department continues to operate fully staffed through the coronavirus pandemic. In March, the department was provided with surgical masks, goggles and gloves to use if they are needed when coming into contact with someone who has, or is suspected to have, covid-19. The department’s patrol cars have been professional disinfected and cleaned, Conley said.

Olympus’ effort began Thursday, when the company delivered meals to police officers in Elizabeth Township. On Friday, they delivered meals to police officers in Plum, Murrysville, Penn Township and the workers at a senior care facility in Penn Township. The food came from Dad’s Pub and Grub, Carriage Inn and Jimmy Johns, said James Plante, an Olympus public affairs advisor.

Plante said the company plans to have food delivered to West Deer Township on Tuesday.

Price said the oil company, which has operations in Plum, Murrysville, Elizabeth and Penn townships, wanted to give back to those communities during a difficult time. Huntley and Huntley Energy Explorations changed its name to Olympus Energy in September.

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