SRS Employees Team Up for 2021 SRS United Way Campaign

AIKEN, S.C., (December 16, 2021) – This year, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS), Centerra, Battelle Savannah River Alliance (BSRA) and Savannah River Remediation (SRR) joined forces and raised a total of $1,465,649, surpassing their original $1.4 million goal for the 2021 United Way campaign.

All companies reached their goal during this year’s joint campaign with SRNS raising $827,691, surpassing their original $800,000 goal; Centerra raising $160,000, meeting their $160,000 goal; BSRA raising $203,379, surpassing their original $200,000 goal; and SRR raising $274,579, surpassing their $260,000 goal.

This year’s theme was “Strengthening Families. Strengthening Communities,” and due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s sitewide campaign was extremely important.

SRNS 2021 United Way Chair Rachael Simon was blown away by the immense support from employees throughout the campaign. “With the many challenges we faced the past two years, it means a lot that our SRNS employees and employees across SRS have shown up in support of the United Way campaign,” said Simon.

“We would not have been able to have such a great campaign without the help from our SRS family,” she continued. “I especially want to express my appreciation to all the campaign chairs for their leadership within their organizations throughout this year’s campaign. We would not have been able to meet our goal without each and every one of you.”

United Way of Aiken Country President and CPO Sharon Rodgers says the United Way of Aiken County is very grateful for the faithful support and overwhelming generosity during this year’s campaign. “The SRS United Way Campaign means the world to United Way of Aiken County, our 30 partner agencies and 45 critical need programs,” said Rogers. “The SRS Campaign is our largest contributor and helps provide funding so that we can collectively form a safety net to help our most vulnerable citizens with the challenges they face every day, such as homelessness, food insecurity, childcare, medical care, prescription drugs, transportation, home repairs, utility assistance, domestic violence, child abuse and programs for intellectually and physically challenged.   

“Over 125,000 people in Aiken County receive almost 500,000 services each year. The impact is positively immense, and our gratitude is endless. Thank you, SRS, for giving so generously your time, talents, testimony and treasure to give others an opportunity for a better life,” Rogers continued. 

This year’s campaign benefits the following agencies surrounding the Savannah River Site: United Way of Aiken County; United Way of the CSRA; United Way of Edgefield County; United Way of McDuffie County; United Way of the Midlands; United Way of Screven County; United Way of South Carolina, including Bamberg, Colleton and Hampton counties; United Way of Anderson County; and United Way of Barnwell County, including Allendale County.

 

Primary Media Contact:

Luke Street
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions

(803) 952-7145, luke.street@srs.gov

DOE Media Contact:

Monte Volk
U.S. Department of Energy
(803) 952-8283, monte.volk@srs.gov

 

UW Thermometer 12-13-21
SRS employees and United Way representatives gathered at the 2021 SRS United Way Campaign thermometer to celebrate another successful campaign.