Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth’s Christmas Gifts for Children program recently hosted a Drive-Through Toy Drive at the Waverly Moose Lodge in Ohio. Pictured are FBP’s Jeff Riley (Santa Claus), and event organizer Kylea Barnes.
Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth’s Christmas Gifts for Children program recently hosted a Drive-Through Toy Drive at the Waverly Moose Lodge in Ohio. Pictured are FBP’s Jeff Riley (Santa Claus), and event organizer Kylea Barnes.
DOE photo by Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth, LLC

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Employees and contractors with the Department of Energy’s Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office (PPPO) devised innovative ways to continue their annual holiday giving efforts in Kentucky and Ohio this season while adhering to COVID-19 protective measures.

“With the many stresses and anxieties that the coronavirus has placed on local nonprofits and families, the generosity of our contractors and site employees goes a long way to bring holiday joy to those who need it most this year,” said PPPO Paducah Site Lead Jennifer Woodard.

This year PPPO and its Portsmouth Site contractors Fluor-BWXT (FBP) and Portsmouth Mission Alliance; Paducah's Four Rivers Nuclear Partnership (FRNP) and Swift & Staley; and PPPO's Mid-America Conversion Services and Enterprise Technical Assistance Services replaced in-person events with on-air and online fundraisers, take-away luncheons, drive-through events, and volunteerism that were quite different than usual.

FBP estimates that its giving campaign helped more than 3,000 children in Ohio have happier holidays. A comparable number benefited in Kentucky.

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Four Rivers Nuclear Partnership and USW Local 550's Nick Suiter loads one of many bicycles donated for Paducah Toys for Tots.
Four Rivers Nuclear Partnership and USW Local 550's Nick Suiter loads one of many bicycles donated for Paducah Toys for Tots.
DOE photo by Four Rivers Nuclear Partnership, LLC
Southern Ohio Domestic Violence Shelter was one of several local charities receiving a special delivery of turkeys and hams for the holidays. Pictured, from left, is Sara Justice, Southern Ohio Domestic Violence Shelter, and Todd Cron (FBP).
Southern Ohio Domestic Violence Shelter was one of several local charities receiving a special delivery of turkeys and hams for the holidays. Pictured, from left, is Sara Justice, Southern Ohio Domestic Violence Shelter, and Todd Cron (FBP).
DOE photo by Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth, LLC