Centrus Energy Corporation, formerly known as USEC, recently announced that they raised more than $16,000 in their 2014 United Way of Anderson County campaign. That’s a 10 percent increase compared to 2013, a press release said.
The release said the increase is vitally important for United Way of Anderson County, helping it recover from the last two years, which have been difficult.
“We are delighted that we are part of the solution,” said Larry Cutlip, a Centrus deputy director. “We know our community has struggled the last two years due to changes in federal funding, so our growth is exciting.”
The release said United Way donations are used to support critical services in the community throughout the year. Local volunteers determine where to allocate money’s to make the greatest impact.
“The amount Centrus Energy Corp. donated this year is roughly equivalent to the amount that Healthy Start of Anderson County receives each year,” said Rick Morrow, director of UWAC.
“Healthy Start has operated for more than 10 years in Anderson County and out of the 400-plus first time moms who are under resourced and highly stressed, not one of their children experienced abuse or neglect,” the release said.
UWAC funds go to support 32 agencies and 50 different programs that provide services Anderson County residents.
For more information about UWAC services and to donate to provide this type of assistance to our neighbors, go to www.uwayac.org or call UWAC at (865) 483-8431.
The release said UWAC has made donating simpler this year. You can use their Pal pay link to establish an ongoing gift.