December 21, 2016
Aiken, S.C. - Savannah River Remediation (SRR) employees personalized their giving at the completion of the 2016 Employee United Way Campaign.
Employee work groups who had 100 percent participation in the campaign and groups who raised the most money for fundraisers were able to designate additional funds to the United Way agency of their choosing. These designated funds totaled $4,000. The SRR Employee United Way Campaign raised over $300,000 for local agencies. These incentives helped create some fun competition to encourage giving and supporting the United Way programs and agencies.
Jocelin Valdivia, an Administrative Assistant at SRR, said her fundraising team enjoyed working together to designate the donation.
“I was part of the team of employees across several areas that held a lunchtime hot dog fundraiser for United Way,” said Valdivia. “With the amount of money we raised, we were able to donate to two CSRA United Way agencies, so my team chose Augusta Training Shop and Safe Homes of Augusta.”
Another recipient of the funds raised by SRR employees was the Georgia-Carolina Boy Scouts Council, also a United Way of the CSRA agency. From Aiken County United Way, the agencies selected were Aiken Area Council on Aging; Children’s Place, Inc.; Cumbee Center to Assist Abused Persons; and Salvation Army. For Barnwell County, employees designated funds to Generations Unlimited.
The Augusta Training Shop’s Executive Director Audrey Murell expressed gratitude on behalf of her agency for SRR’s donation.
“This donation is vital to our success in achieving our mission,” Murell said. “SRR’s support allows us to focus on showcasing the best in our employees by highlighting their talents rather than their disabilities, fostering support rather than dependency.”
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.