Our team has deep roots in the South Texas area; it is an exciting place to live and work. When we say we are committed to giving back to the community and protecting the health of South Texas citizens, the land and the environment, we mean it because we're talking about our own families and our neighbors.
Safety is a core value at Howard Energy Partners. We are dedicated to conducting all of our operations in a safe and responsible way. We follow industry best practices in all that we do and have an excellent safety record; we insist on the same standards from our subcontractors.
Good citizenship is also very important to us. We believe in giving back to the community and are enthusiastic supporters of many local charities and organizations. At our headquarters in San Antonio, we proudly support the United Way of Bexar County. During our 2014 campaign, our employees raised nearly $70,000 through voluntary employee contributions, fundraising challenges, contests and raffles. In addition to monetary support, we ensure that our employees have the opportunity to visit the agencies that the United Way supports, learning more about the community and how they can give back.
Our goal is to make a positive impact in every community where we work. We do this not only because it makes good business sense, but because it is the right thing to do.