Community Engagement

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” –Mahatma Gandhi

PFS staff lend a hand to The Family Tree, a Denver social service organization.

At Polar Field Services, we support clients doing important work in remote places. We are fortunate to have rewarding livelihoods that challenge and sustain us. For some, this has not always been so—and we have experienced first-hand the help a sheltering community can provide to those in need. Whether we’re paying it forward or paying it back, through service projects and gifts to charity, we acknowledge the importance of compassion.

Each year, PFS engages in service activities and supports a number of organizations. This year, our focus is on the following.

Service Projects:

The Running of the Moskus

Since 2012, we have organized an August benefit in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, for the local school. The Running of the Moskus 5k and half marathon event has grown each year, involving more local community members, particularly students, in organizing as well as participating in the day’s events. Proceeds support Kangerlussuaq student needs, including visits to Denmark to experience first-hand their Danish heritage. 2016 marks the 5th Running of the Moskus, and we expect to celebrate this milestone by making the day the most fun yet!

Family Tree http://www.thefamilytree.org/

This Denver-based organization provides innovative, life-changing services designed to end child abuse, domestic violence and homelessness, actively addressing the interconnectedness among these issues. PFS provides food, household items, and gifts to several families each holiday season.

Cash Donations:

Doctors without Borders http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/

Amazing women and men helping people worldwide where the need is greatest, delivering emergency medical aid to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from health care.

Fairbanks Community Food Bank http://www.fairbanksfoodbank.org/

This community organization provides food for hungry people, and distributes surplus food that would ordinarily be discarded. All locally collected food is distributed without charge to individuals and agencies.

Lymphoma Research Foundation http://www.lymphoma.org/

The foundation is dedicated to supporting innovative lymphoma research and providing people with lymphoma and healthcare professionals with up-to-date information about this type of cancer. LRF’s mission is to eradicate lymphoma and serve those touched by this disease.

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