AIKEN, S.C. (March 20, 2018) — Employees at the Savannah River Site, liquid waste contractor Savannah River Remediation (SRR) rolled up their sleeves to work for the betterment of their neighbors through the United Way’s Project Volunteers In Service In Our Neighborhoods (VISION).
On March 16, 2018, nearly 80 SRR employees worked on teams at seven United Way agency and residential locations in Aiken County for United Way’s Project VISION community improvement projects. The seven teams of employees served four partner agencies and three private residences. The community improvement projects included landscaping, cleaning, painting, improving interior spaces, and building porches and a wheelchair ramp.
Ben Young, SRR General Plant and Capitol Projects Manager, serves as the 2018 United Way of Aiken County’s Project Vision Chair and leads the SRR volunteer activities each year. Young was able to request more projects than years past due to more SRR volunteers participating.
“I am overwhelmed by how many SRR employees volunteered this year and, by extension, we were able to ask the Aiken County United Way for more locations than years past,” Young said. “It is truly humbling to see the vast amount of need in our community, and a blessing to watch my fellow coworkers linking arms to help make a difference, however big or small. Today was a great day.”
This is the 22nd year of Project VISION for Aiken County, and SRR employees have participated since the contract began in 2009. The objective of Project VISION is to improve partner agency facilities and to increase self-sufficiency for disabled and senior citizens by repairing hazards at their private residences.
Thanks to the talented and heart felt contribution of the volunteers and the team leads, their generosity was felt throughout the job sites located in Aiken and Graniteville.
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.