ENID, OK (May 19, 2020) –United Way of Enid and Northwest Oklahoma (United Way of Enid) announced today that it received a $50,000 donation from SK Innovation, a South Korean energy company and the parent company of SK E&P America, Inc. which is an oil & gas company mainly operating in Kingfisher, Grant and Garfield counties, Oklahoma on Tuesday, May 19 at 10:30 a.m. at the United Way of Enid office.
The donation will be allocated to the ‘United Way of Enid & NW OK COVID-19 Response Fund’ organized and created by a coalition of philanthropy, government and business partners for local residents suffering from novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and will be used to support Hygiene Kit and IT devices for remote learning.
As of May 11, there were 4,733 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma, and the Enid community is also suffering from a lack of testing equipment amid the economic downturn and social distancing practices that have been put in place.
"Our organization is thrilled to have the opportunity to help fund education, financial stability, health and the basic needs of the Enid citizens, especially those hit hardest by the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis" said Dan Schiedel, CEO and Executive Director of United Ways of Enid. "We are deeply grateful to SK Innovation for making a such a substantial contribution to our cause" he said.
Superintendent and Chief of Enid office of SK E&P America, Johnny Rowe, had the honor of presenting the donation to United Way of Enid. “We are proud to have the opportunity to help the Enid community in any way we can” said Rowe. “Our goal is that this donation will find its way to those who need it most during this unprecedented time”
SK’s goal is to create and spread happiness for all our stakeholders and grow alongside our society while making various contributions such as the support of local communities said Taewon Kim, President of SK E&P America. “In the fight against COVID-19, it's time for all of us to work together and we hope this donation will help Enid and Northwest Oklahoma residents overcome this Pandemic.”
About SK Innovation
Established as South Korea’s first oil refining company in 1962, SK Innovation engages in diverse areas of business, including exploration and production (E&P), and batteries for electric vehicles. It owns SK energy, South Korea’s number one refining company, SK global chemical, the leader in the domestic petrochemical industry, SK lubricants, a global lubricants company, SK Incheon petrochem, a refining and chemical company, SK trading international, a trader of crude oils and petrochemicals, and SK IE technology, a maker of electronics and information materials. As part of their management system, SK Innovation pursues the maximization of happiness for all interested parties. It is for this reason that SK Innovation recognizes the importance of and pays attention to social enterprise, a way to create social values through business.
About SK E&P America
SK E&P America Inc., a subsidiary of SK Innovation, was founded in 2014 to acquire and operate unconventional oil and gas properties in North America. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, the company has built its reputation as a premier operator in the MidContinent oil and gas industry. Since 2014, SK E&P America, through its subsidiaries, SK Plymouth, LLC, SK Nemaha, LLC and SK Permian, LLC, have acquired majorities of interest and operatorship in two producing assets located in Kingfisher, Garfield, and Grant Counties in Oklahoma, and non-operating interests in a Permian asset in Crane County, Texas.
About United Way of Enid & NW Oklahoma
United Way of Enid & NW Oklahoma has been saving lives, helping those in need and lifting the spirits of our brothers and sisters since 1934. Each year we strive to help our partner agencies provide essential human services - from diapers for newborn babies, sheltering the homeless, feeding the hungry, clothing the poor, providing counseling to protecting the abused, caring for our seniors and being there for those dealing with tragic events in their lives. We care and live to serve and comfort others who are living through challenging times. Join with us and help United Way of Enid & NW Oklahoma find solutions and opportunities that will positively change lives and generations yet to come. "Live, Advocate and Volunteer" TODAY!