The management company for Savannah River Site raised more than $1.2 million in what it called a successful United Way campaign.
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions campaign included employee contributions and a corporate match. The money will benefit 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.
During a recent celebration event, campaign chair Rich Baker presented donation checks to United Way agency representatives.
“It takes a lot of heart to stand up and provide this level of contributions for our community,” said Sharon Rodgers, president of United Way of Aiken County. “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.”
LaVerne Gold, President and CEO of United Way of the CSRA, also thanked the company for its fundraising efforts.
“SRNS has been the largest contributor to United Way the whole 65 years they’ve been doing the campaign,” Gold said. “They’re leaders, and always have been. This level of fundraising will help us continue our partnerships with our agencies to fund their programs, which focus on health, education and financial stability.”
Savannah River Nuclear achieved its highest total of employee donations since 2012, according to a company news release.
“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. “A big thank you goes to the organization leads, committee members, and all our volunteers and employees who donated their time and money through our Days of Caring, fundraising and the eCard system that allowed us to exceed our goal. I’m also grateful for the ongoing support from SRS retirees who have supported us, past and present.”