AIKEN, S.C. (October 27, 2017)—Savannah River Remediation (SRR) employees set out to raise a quarter million dollars in this year’s SRR Employee United Way Campaign, and exceeded the goal by contributing $282,536 to benefit local agencies.
This year’s campaign slogan, “Let it Shine!”, challenged employees to let their resources and abilities shine in the community by giving through pledge card donations, participating in various fundraising events, and volunteering in various United Way community events. Employees exceeded the $250,000 goal by over 13 percent. The total raised will help United Way agencies that surround the Savannah River Site (SRS).
SRR President and Project Manager Tom Foster congratulated the workforce for a job well done at the celebration held on October 26, 2017, in Aiken, South Carolina.
“I challenged the workforce to give at least a quarter million dollars to impact the community and our employees exceeded expectations,” Foster said. “I witnessed the spirit of giving throughout the campaign from the kick-off celebration in August, to the pledge card donations, and throughout the company fundraisers. A theme was evident in all the events: The employees gave and gave big.”
The donations were raised through year-round United Way fundraising events, annual tournaments, and during the official employee pledge card campaign, which kicked off on August 1, 2017.
Theresa Lewis, SRR United Way Campaign Chair, said the employees stepped up this year and participated in making this year’s campaign the best yet.
“Each year I enjoy watching our workforce come together under one goal of making our community better for those who need help,” Lewis said. “I am extremely grateful for the spirit of giving among the SRR employees and for the campaign committee members who made it all possible.”
In addition to giving, many SRR employees served during the campaign for the United Way Days of Caring. Employees participated in Project VISION for the United Way of Aiken County, Project SERVE for the United Way of the Central Savannah River Area, and Project CARE for Barnwell County United Way.
During the campaign celebration, SRR presented ceremonial checks to United Way agencies. The United Ways of Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg/Colleton/Hampton, Anderson, Barnwell, Edgefield, McDuffie, and Screven Counties, the United Way of the CSRA, and of the Midlands will all receive donations from SRR.
Several SRR employees were recognized for their roles during the campaign. The Volunteer of the Year was presented to Leila Thompson. Other employees honored were Doug Bumgardner as Manager of the Year, Bob Voegtlen and Nicole Fose as Coordinators of the Year, Ed Urbanawiz as the Community Outreach Volunteer of the Year, and Ron Smith for the Unsung Hero Award. Mike Hubbard received the President’s Award.
SRR is the liquid waste contractor at the SRS for the U.S. Department of Energy. SRR is composed of a team of companies led by AECOM with partners Bechtel National, CH2M, and BWX Technologies. Critical subcontractors for the contract are AREVA, Atkins, and AECOM N&E Technical Services.