June 20, 2014
AIKEN, S.C. – The Savannah River Remediation (SRR) summer college interns got their hands dirty for United Way's Project Vision on June 13 and 20, 2014.
Three separate teams of interns spent the day at three different work locations – in North Augusta, S.C., Jackson, S.C. and Aiken, S.C. The groups in Jackson and North Augusta refurbished decks at local homes, and the Aiken team rebuilt a wheelchair ramp for a resident.
Project Vision's intent is to assist local elderly, disabled or low-income families with tasks they are not capable of completing themselves. Some of these tasks include painting, repairs and maintenance work to facilities, clearing brush and providing landscaping. All the work is performed voluntarily, which has become a trademark of SRR employees over the years.
Rick Greer, SRR employee and Project Lead for the North Augusta location, was enthusiastic about the interns taking part in Project Vision.
"It gives the interns a chance to see SRR from a completely different aspect," said Greer. "It's important they see how we support the community and United Way."
Intern Gary Broome, an Aiken native and a junior at Clemson University, has always had a passion for volunteer work.
"When I heard about the opportunity to help someone in need, I jumped on it," said Broome, a materials engineering major. "I like to give back however and whenever I can."
SRR is the Liquid Waste contractor at Savannah River Site, which is owned by U.S. Department of Energy. SRR is 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