Atlantic Sunrise project team raises more than $5,000 for Walk MS: Bloomsburg

Several members of the Atlantic Sunrise project team proudly walked in support of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society April 29 during the Walk MS: Bloomsburg 2018 event.

This annual charitable event raises funds to support critical services and research aimed at discovering a cure for multiple sclerosis.

Atlantic Sunrise team members stepped up in full force mobilizing the Frani’s Fallies team, who ended the event as the top fundraising team, raising more than $5,300 of the nearly $15,000 total during the event — that’s more than one-third!

The Williams Atlantic Sunrise team collected donations from multiple project teams including inspection, construction, project management, land and even landowners in the project area!

Spread supervisor Kelli Bell, whose daughter has progressive MS, said after the walk, “This is what the Atlantic Sunrise Team is all about! Very proud to be part of such an awesome group of people.”

Williams employee recognized for bravery by PA borough council

The Republican Herald reports that Williams employee Tim Reed was recognized April 19 by the Pine Grove Borough Council for his response to an incident he witnessed involving a Pine Grove police officer.

The newspaper reports that while on his way to work on the pipeline in February, Reed witnessed an officer engaged in a struggle with a suspect. Reed, a former Marine, rendered assistance to the officer and remained with him as the suspect was apprehended and arrested. According to the police report, the suspect was under the influence of methamphetamine and was out of control.

Photo courtesy of the Republican Herald used with permission. Tim Reed, center, is honored by Pine Grove Mayor Will Shiffer, right, and Pine Grove Police Chief Thomas Trotter, left.

Reed told the paper, “I’m a Marine and that’s what we do. “I saw it was one-on-one and it was just instinctive to help out.”

Reed was recognized for his bravery Borough Council and received a certificate of appreciation presented by Pine Grove Mayor Will Shiffer and Police Chief Thomas Trotter.

Mayor Shiffer told the paper that it’s the first time since he’s served as mayor that a civilian has assisted a member of law enforcement in that manner.

From the Republican Herald:

“According to Shiffer, the pipeline employees have been good neighbors and have patronized local businesses too. Reed said Williams tries to assist the community and has provided donations to the Pine Grove area.

“We’re all here working and we do our jobs. We try to help out as much as we can and donate to different causes,” he said.

Read the full account of Reed’s heroism here.