December 20, 2016
Aiken, S.C. - Savannah River Remediation (SRR) is ringing the bell and boosting the Salvation Army’s holiday efforts. With this year’s $5,000 donation, SRR tops $40,000 in donations since 2009 to help the Salvation Army cover needs in three counties in South Carolina– Aiken, Allendale, and Barnwell.
The donation this year has special significance as it honors the memory of long-time SRR Executive Staff member and General Counsel Victor Franklin, who passed away earlier this year. Victor had a sincere passion for the Salvation Army and served on their board for many years. Victor especially enjoyed SRR’s annual check presentations at the Aiken Wal-Mart on Whiskey Road. After the presentation, Victor was always the first SRR volunteer of the day to ring the red kettle bell. Following Victor, many other SRR employees have enjoyed volunteering to ring the bell, and that tradition continued this year.
In honor of his service to his company and community, Victor’s wife, Stephanie Franklin, made this year’s annual check presentation to Major David Phelps of the Salvation Army. Stephanie also works for SRR as the EEO and Diversity Manager, and the opportunity to represent her husband and company meant a great deal to her.
“Victor enjoyed serving his community through the Salvation Army,” Stephanie said. “I enjoyed presenting this check and ringing the bell to honor him and the community Victor loved.”
Standing with Stephanie for the check presentation was Amy Joslin, SRR Public Affairs and Project Communications Director, who serves on the Aiken County United Way Board.
“Victor was a dear friend and dedicated staff member,” Joslin said. “His presence is greatly missed this year, but what a fitting tribute to have Stephanie make this presentation on behalf of Victor and SRR during the holiday season.”
The Salvation Army, which provides numerous services to those in need, will determine the best use of the money in their many programs.
SRR is the liquid waste contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site. 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 Technical Services.