October 25, 2016
Aiken, S.C. - Savannah River Remediation (SRR) employees have once again exceeded their Employee United Way Campaign goal for the benefit of United Way agencies in the local area.
Carrying out this year’s slogan, “Mission: United,” SRR employees came together to raised $300,923 during the 2016 SRR Employee United Way Campaign, exceeding the goal set by the SRR United Way Committee.
SRR President and Project Manager Tom Foster congratulated the work force for a job well done.
“During this campaign, I have witnessed first-hand what the SRR workforce is capable of achieving together to help our community through the United Way,” Foster said. “The unwavering willingness to give their time, effort, and resources is one of the many reasons why the team exceeded their goal, and why I am proud to be a part of SRR.”
The donations were raised through year-round United Way fundraising events, annual tournaments, and during the official Employee Campaign, which kicked off in early August. The employees really stepped up this year and participated in making this year’s campaign the best yet, said Denise Long, SRR United Way Campaign Chair.
“I am extremely grateful for the spirit of giving among the SRR employees who all made this campaign successful.” Long said. “There were many different ways people gave their time and resources through fundraising and donations, and we could not have reached our goal without all of the employees’ efforts.”
During last week’s SRR United Way celebration, SRR, the liquid waste contractor at the Savannah River Site (SRS), presented ceremonial checks to United Way agencies. Agencies in Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg/Colleton/Hampton, Anderson, Barnwell, Edgefield, McDuffie, and Screven Counties, the United Way of the CSRA, and the United Way of the Midlands organizations will all receive donations from SRR.
Several SRR employees were recognized for their roles during the campaign. Amy Joslin served as the Executive Sponsor. The Volunteer of the Year was jointly presented to Thomas Yamamoto and Malcolm Smith. Other employees honored were Margaret Lenard as Coordinator of the Year, Keith Harp as Manager of the Year, and Terry Miller for the Unsung Hero Award. Sally Bartelmo received the President’s Award.
SRR is the liquid waste contractor at the Savannah River Site for the U.S. Department of Energy. 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 URS Professional Solutions.