Texas Propane Dealer Celebrates 62nd Anniversary with Community Service

Founded in Smithville, Texas in 1949, Sharp is the state’s largest independent propane retailer. (image: austin.citysearch.com)

To celebrate their 62nd year in business, Texas marketer Sharp Propane employees volunteered this month for a wide range of state non-profit organizations, Reuters reported yesterday. It isn’t exactly a new development – the company does “Sharp Service Month” every August to renew their commitment to community service.

“Our company values giving back, and we are happy to volunteer with the communities that we so proudly serve,” said Steve McKay, the company’s CEO. “We are passionate about taking time to volunteer with an organization or cause that is meaningful to us, and Sharp Service Month is a wonderful way for us to do this as a company team.”

This year, employees from each branch sorted donations and served clients for local Meals on Wheels organizations and food banks. Employees from the Austin, Fort Worth, and Bastrop branches spread out to assist three different food banks while workers from the Bryan branch volunteered at the Brazos Valley Food Bank’s special Feast of Caring event. And, workers at the La Grange facility helped Meals on Wheels of Smithville provide meals for senior citizens with impaired mobility.

“We are delighted to continue our support for local Food Banks and are excited to connect with new organizations for our service month this year,” McKay added. “The tremendous value that these organizations bring to our communities is immeasurable, and I know many of our team members look forward to staying involved throughout the year.”

Sharp’s community service projects aren’t limited to August alone. They uphold a charitable engagement fund to financially support organizations where employees get involved in community events, and they offer a year-round program offering employees up to 20 hours of service leave each year.