United Way contributions at the Pantex Plant in Amarillo, Texas, and the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge totaled about $1.1 million.
The contributions were announced last week by Consolidated Nuclear Security LLC, the contractor that manages and operates the two sites. Contributions from employees, retirees, and the corporation were gathered during the sites’ recent campaigns, CNS said in a press release.
Corporate gifts of $150,000 also added to the total, CNS said. Funds also were raised through special events, such as silent auctions, and the sales of jewelry, books, and food items. This year, both sites’ employees added to their United Way activities by raising funds and supplies for local veteran resource centers, the press release said.
“Pantexans have always been deeply committed to their community, as evidenced by the 10 percent increase in our Leadership Givers, those who donate $1,000 or more annually,” said Pantex Site Manager Todd Ailes. “The money raised here stays here, helping our neighbors in need.”
“Our employees come from all across East Tennessee and represent the diverse communities that make this such a special place,” said Y-12 Plant Manager Bill Tindal. “The fact that each United Way organization receives a representative percentage of employee contributions is what giving back is all about. I can’t think of a better way to help the people of your home community than through United Way.”
Y-12 employee contributions to the United Way are distributed in 17 East Tennessee counties, while Pantex contributions benefit the Texas Panhandle region and equated to 11 percent of the overall Amarillo and Canyon United Way campaign, the press release said.
CNS operates Y-12 and the Pantex Plant under a single contract for the National Nuclear Security Administration.