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Congratulations to Helen Salama, an Engineer-in-Training who works on transmission and utilities projects in Freese and Nichols’ San Antonio office, for receiving the company’s James R. Nichols Community Service Award for her exceptional dedication to public service.

Helen devoted more than 1,500 hours over two years to volunteer activities that ranged from mentoring young students to acting as an Arabic-English translator for refugees in Lebanon. She has put her engineering skills to work helping...

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When I was an Engineer-in-Training, my manager at Freese and Nichols encouraged us to get involved with professional organizations but also to devote time to a cause we felt passionately about.

As a result, I’ve become increasingly active with Water for People , an international nonprofit group that focuses on providing “innovative and long-lasting solutions to the water, sanitation, and hygiene problems in the developing world.” One of the reasons I became...

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On Saturday, November 19, employees from our Fort Worth office volunteered for Trinity Habitat for Humanity (HFH) and and helped construct a local family’s first home. Amanda Johnson and Trang Nguyen, Cassie Seabourn, Nicholas McCormick, and Stephen Johnson were tasked with installing the siding around the house.

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The staff of the Women's Center of Tarrant County joined Freese and Nichols and friends to honor Melody Allen, Senior Administrative Assistant, on Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Center. Melody, who has served as FNI's wish list coordinator for the Center since 2004, was lauded for 12 years of motivating donations of needed items, including school supplies, grooming items, teddy bears and clothing. Women's Center President Laura Hilgar t and Development Director...

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CFO Cindy Milrany handed off items collected for the March of Dimes Baby Shower in August.

Since Freese and Nichols’ 110th anniversary in 2004, we have asked employees to log their comm​unity service hours, with an annual hourly goal equivalent to the anniversary year. For all employees who reached that goal, Freese and Nichols made a matching donation to the organizations of their choice. Starting this year, the annual goal is...

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We supported a spelling bee that our Fort Worth Adopt-A-School, South Hills Elementary, hosted on Wednesday, Jan. 14. Jim Humphrey, ​Business Technology; Gwynne Morrison, Mechanical and Plumbing; and Rickesh Patel, Transmission and Utilities, served as judges and we provided refreshments for the reception.

Out of 37 participants, winner John Paul Martinez and runner up Alzae Morales will go on to another competition.

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The Corpus Christi office completed a project on schedule, under budget and received positive feedback, all on their own time. Employees volunteered on a rainy weekend to help their community, building a ramp for a couple who can no longer safely navigate their front porch steps.

Photo: Ben Juarez, Ernesto Garcia, Ron Guzman, Kyle Schmidt, Shane Torno and Brian Bresler with the homeowner

The group tries to complete two ramp...

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Freese and Nichols' holiday elves gave back to their communities and showed a spirit of generosity this season. Fort Worth and Dallas office employees brought in hundreds of toys for their Salvation Army Angel Trees. These gifts went to children who ended up at a shelter on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day due to a fire, family circumstances or other emergency.

Fort Worth's Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing Group provided clothes, gifts, gift cards, and stuffed stockings for...

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