AIKEN, S.C. — Savannah River Remediation (SRR) employees recently volunteered to spruce up homes in Barnwell County for the United Way’s Project CARE event.
SRR employees volunteered for Project CARE at two private residences, one occupied by a 101-year-old woman and another by a 79-year-old man, to spring clean their yards. The yard projects included mowing, weeding, and overall improving the outdoor area’s appearance.
Project CARE, an annual event in Barnwell County, is put on for agencies and residents, who often depend on volunteers like SRR employees for their improvement projects.
SRR employee and 20-year Barnwell County United Way board member Virginia Nettles leads the SRR Project CARE volunteer activities because she enjoys working with groups and giving back to the community.
“There are many talented people who have the ability to help those less fortunate,” Nettles said. “Working united to help those less fortunate brings instant gratification and it is nice knowing you can make a difference. People on the receiving end of our volunteer work are always so grateful for our help. It shows them that someone cares.”
SRR employees have participated in the United Way’s community improvement projects since 2009, when SRR became the Savannah River Site’s liquid waste contractor.
SRR is a team of companies led by AECOM with partners Bechtel National, Jacobs, and BWX Technologies, Inc. Critical subcontractors for the contract are Orano, Atkins, and AECOM N&E Technical Solutions.
Savannah River Remediation employees Virginia Nettles, bottom left, and Nellie Beard, top left, volunteered at a private residence with other United Way Project CARE volunteers Jefferey Jenkins, front right, and John McHenry, top left, for a senior citizen, center, in Barnwell County, S.C.