Marcellus Shale Coalition Donates Meals to Thank Medical Professionals at UPMC Williamsport Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – The Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) and several of its members donated 800 lunches today to say ‘Thank You’ to doctors, nurses, first responders, and staff at UPMC Williamsport.

The MSC, along with members Alta Resources, Cabot Oil and Gas, Chevron, Greylock Energy, Olympus Energy, Penn E&R, Range Resources and Southwestern Energy, provided lunch for the medical professionals dedicated to keeping our communities healthy and defeating the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“We have the deepest appreciation for the doctors, nurses and support staff working on the front lines in the battle against COVID-19,” said MSC president David Spigelmyer. “They are true heroes and as they support communities during these challenging times, we wanted to find a way to support them in return, while also helping local restaurants affected by social distancing orders.”

The lunch was provided in the hospital’s cafeteria and included meatball hoagies, chips, cookies and drinks for the 600 staff.

“During this challenging time, UPMC remains committed to the safety and health of the communities we serve,” said Don Owrey, chief operating officer, UPMC Susquehanna, and president, UPMC Williamsport. “We are humbled by this gesture of support and appreciate the thoughtfulness of the Marcellus Shale Coalition. Something as simple as a meal, means so much for our providers as we work tirelessly to care for our patients.”

In addition to supporting UMPC Williamsport, the MSC and members also provided lunch to hospital staff at Washington Health System in Washington and Greene Counties this week.