AIKEN, S.C. (November 15, 2018)—Savannah River Remediation (SRR) employees exceeded their goal for the 2018 SRR United Way Employee Campaign.
The Savannah River Site liquid waste contractor raised $275,292 to benefit United Way agencies across the CSRA, exceeding the goal of $270,000.
The campaign theme, United We Stand, United We Can, set the pace for this year’s fundraising efforts, said SRR United Way Committee Chair Chad Neill.
“The SRR United Way Employee Campaign was truly a team effort,” Neill said. “Everyone worked together to make sure we were successful again this year. It’s a great feeling to know SRR is part of the solution in helping the United Way fight the hard battles in our communities.”
Some of the SRR United Way fundraisers this year included bake sales; a chili cookoff; and softball, bowling, and golf tournaments. Employees also had the opportunity to support the United Way through the annual eCard pledge campaign, in which employees can designate gifts to the United Way. Some employees also donated their time through several United Way community-service projects in Aiken, Barnwell, and Richmond Counties.
SRR President and Project Manager Tom Foster congratulated the committee members and other volunteers for a job well done and presented checks to local United Ways at the victory celebration held November 8, 2018, at the Red Pepper Café in Aiken.
“Our campaign is a significant contributor to the overall United Way program,” Foster said. “The support provided graciously by SRR employees helps the United Way extend its reach. The SRR workforce consistently displays an unwavering willingness to give their time, effort, and resources to help our neighbors in need.”
At the celebration, Neill presented ceremonial checks on behalf of employees to the United Ways of Aiken County, Barnwell/Allendale Counties, Edgefield County, the CSRA, the Midlands, Bamberg/Colleton/Hampton, Anderson, McDuffie, and Screven Counties.
Several SRR employees were recognized for their roles during the campaign.
• Logo Award: Terry Miller
• Community Outreach Award: Stephanie Franklin
• Coordinator of the Year: Robin Fields
• Manager of the Year: Brandon Witt
• Unsung Hero Award: Theresa Lewis
• Chairperson Award: Chad Neill
• Volunteer of the Year: Bre Cantrell
• President’s Award: Josh Derrick
SRR is the liquid waste contractor at 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 Orano, Atkins, and AECOM N&E Technical Services.