Bechtel today thanks colleagues at its affiliated government and commercial nuclear projects for donating more than $7 million and countless volunteer hours to stewardship efforts in their local communities in 2018. Efforts included economic development, fundraising for charities, toy and food drives, educational events, and several screenings of the movie “Dream Big: Engineering Our World,” of which Bechtel is a presenting sponsor.
“This is a testament to the spirit of community that’s so strong in our company and at our project sites,” said Barbara Rusinko, president of Bechtel’s Nuclear, Security & Environmental global business unit. “Our people truly care about the places where they live and work. I’m thankful to have them as colleagues and I know their communities are thankful for their continued generosity.”
Examples at Bechtel-affiliated projects include:
- Consolidated Nuclear Security LLC and its employees at the Pantex Plant in Texas and the Y-12 National Security Complex in Tennessee were active in charitable contributions to United Way, educational activities, employee-directed community grants, and sponsorships.
- The Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant and its employees in Washington state donated to local charities including Second Harvest, United Way, Toys for Tots, and educational institutions.
- The Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant project in Kentucky, managed by Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass, gave to more than 30 charities and educational institutions including March of Dimes, Salvation Army, and Junior Achievement.
- Employees at the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant project in Colorado, led by Bechtel National Inc., donated a significant amount to United Way and others including the American Cancer Society, University of Colorado Engineering Project, and community shelters.
- Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s HOME Campaign helped raise more than $3.7 million for charitable organizations through an employee giving program through Lawrence Livermore National Security LLC, which manages and operates the lab.
- Colleagues in Bechtel’s London office supported SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity serving active duty military, veterans, and their families in the UK.
- Los Alamos National Security LLC contributed to educational programs, small businesses, and other community members in Northern Mexico. LANS managed and operated Los Alamos National Laboratory.
- Savannah River Remediation LLC in South Carolina held “Dream Big” events for employees and the local community.
- Colleagues at the Plant Vogtle Units 3 and 4 construction project in Georgia made substantial donations to Toys for Tots, United Way, First Robotics, and STEM awareness.
- Employees at Bechtel’s world headquarters in Reston, Virginia raised funds for local schools, mentored students, and underwrote an educational exhibit at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. as part of the company’s commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Manhattan Project.