Savannah River Nuclear Solutions employees raised over $1.2 million, including the employee campaign and corporate match, according to a company news release.
During a celebration event, campaign chair Rich Baker presented SRNS donation checks to United Way agency representatives. Among them were Sharon Rodgers, president, United Way of Aiken County and LaVerne Gold, president and CEO, United Way of the CSRA.
“It takes a lot of heart to stand up and provide this level of contributions for our community,” said Rodgers. “In addition to the funds raised, SRNS employees give time through volunteering on our board, committees and Project VISION. Their sense of teamwork and compassion for other people just shines through. I can’t thank all the employees at SRNS enough for everything they do for this community.”
This year, the management company for Savannah River Site achieved the highest total of employee donations since 2012. Overall, first-time contributors to the campaign gave $9,250 through the eCard system, and existing contributors increased their giving by $158,000.
In addition to eCard donations, employees raised $10,000 more than the total in 2016 through bake sales, lunches, silent auctions and other events.
“Our campaign theme was ‘Standing United 65 years,’ which celebrates how employees continue to carry on the tradition of contributing year after year, even during tough economic times,” said Baker.
The campaign benefits the following agencies in the region surrounding SRS: United Way of Aiken County; United Way of the CSRA; United Way of the Midlands; Barnwell and Allendale County United Way; United Way of Edgefield County; United Way of McDuffie and Warren Counties; Screven United Way; United Way of the Lowcountry; and Anderson County United Way.