Devon volunteers are an asset to their communities, amplifying the company’s support for children, families, education and the arts. We encourage and support our employee volunteers with ongoing communication and resources. In 2020, this meant promoting activities our employees and their families could do from home or the office. In some cases, we connected them to activities organized by our partners like the Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce, Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma and the Oklahoma City Thunder.
For example, Devon provided contact information so employees could send notes of appreciation to emergency responders and United Way agency workers on the front lines, and correspond with people quarantined in senior centers in our operating areas. Employees made protective face masks and donated them to benefit Oklahoma City’s homeless population and the United Way in New Mexico. The Virtual Mystery Reader Program at Mark Twain Elementary School, our long-term partner in Oklahoma City, gave employees an easy way to engage students who were learning remotely.
The Devon Employee Relief Fund gives employees a chance to help coworkers who encounter unexpected hardships or damages. Since we established the fund in 2001, employees have contributed more than $365,00 to about 180 coworkers experiencing severe and unanticipated financial needs.