Community Outreach

Arch’s employees donate their time, talents and enthusiasm to a wide variety of social causes, with an emphasis on education.

Our mining complexes also contribute volunteer time and give cash contributions annually to local causes such as adopting schools.

Arch’s Coal-Mac subsidiary sponsors an annual Earth Day celebration for local students at Omar Elementary. The employees of this southern West Virginia mine donate time for tours, a picnic, and other activities. The students leave with a tree sapling ready for planting.

We are building on a long history of investing in our communities to make a positive difference where we live and work.

Arguably the largest single mine in the U.S., Black Thunder, in Wyoming, sponsors Race for the Cure and conducts more than 30 tours a year for school groups.

West Virginia University received a $50,000 grant from Arch Coal for unique reforestation research. Arch has achieved great success in growing hardwoods on reclaimed lands, and this one-of-a-kind study will enable us to achieve even greater success in the future.

And, of course, Arch’s signature sponsorship -- the annual Teacher Achievement Awards. Arch Coal, Inc. awards $94,500 in total cash prizes to outstanding teachers from Wyoming, West Virginia and parts of Utah, where a majority of Arch’s employees and their families live and work.