April 19, 2013
AIKEN, S.C. – Savannah River Remediation (SRR) employees made a difference in the Central Savannah River Area today by participating in the United Way Project Care and Project Serve. Five teams of SRR employees participated in Project Care in Barnwell, South Carolina, and Project Serve in North Augusta, SC and Augusta, GA. Together, 54 SRR employees and family members were involved in five separate projects.
Kicking off Project Care, SRR United Way Chairman Donny Thaxton reminded the volunteers how working together can make a difference in the lives of many.
"What we do on the United Way Days of Caring makes a difference to those who are unable to perform the work that you do," Thaxton said. "Thank you for volunteering and work safely."
At the various locations, SRR teams performed needed painting, repairs and maintenance work to facilities; cleared brush and provided landscaping; and conducted needed electrical work.
Dave Olson, SRR President and Project Manager, worked at the Salvation Army of Augusta-North Augusta Family Store, along with SRR employees, who provided necessary yard maintenance and facility repairs. He thanked employees for giving and serving others.
"What you are doing today underscores what I have seen at the Savannah River Site for many years, and that is you continue to volunteer your time, talent and resources to help others," Olson said. "For that, I am grateful."
SRR is the liquid waste contractor at the Savannah River Site, which is owned by the U.S. Department of Energy. SRR is comprised of a team of companies led by URS Corp. with partners Bechtel National, CH2M Hill and Babcock & Wilcox. Critical subcontractors for the contract are AREVA, Energy Solutions and URS Professional Solutions.
Point of Contact: Amy Joslin, Director of Public Affairs and Project Communications