Y-12 employees, families and friends help East Tennessee during annual Volunteer Day

Posted: May 7, 2015 - 3:34pm

Y-12 National Security Complex employees, their families and friends lent helping hands to some 32 projects throughout the area – painting, landscaping, cleaning, repairing and even providing learning experiences for young people.

This year marks the twelfth anniversary of the program, and Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC, is proud to sponsor this year’s employee-led projects.







Elaine Warren, Mari-Kaye Monday and Karen Dixon restock the resource center at the Volunteer Ministry Center in Knoxville.


Donna Bennett (at left), James Woody of the Local 252C Chemical Operators (kneeling) and Atomic Trades and Labor Council President Steve Jones create a walkway to the pavilion at the Oak Ridge Heritage and Preservation Association’s Midtown Community Center.


Yolanda Childs prepares an exhibit for the Health and STEM fair the Deltas of Oak Ridge held as their Volunteer Day project. More than 250 people participated in the event.


Atomic Trades and Labor Council President Steve Jones takes a turn at placing flagstones for the walkway at the Oak Ridge Heritage and Preservation Association’s Midtown Community Center, as ORHPA President Mick Wiest (at left) goes to retrieve more materials.


Allie and Larry Metcalf and Cara and John Rose worked on landscaping at the Oak Ridge Art Center.


A team of Y-12 employees assists with landscaping at the Visitors Center at Fort Southwest Point in Kingston.


Debbie Ivey sews covers for tissue boxes to be used by NHC Healthcare residents.


Dee Walker, Jeannie Rogers, Amanda Crumby and Mike Henry break out the flowers, shrubs and mulch they are going to use to revitalize the beds at Fort Southwest Point in Kingston.


Chris Robinson carries some of Y-12’s donations into the Volunteer Ministry Center.


Chris Clark helps ready the Discovery Lab at the Oak Ridge Children’s Museum for a new paint job. Looking on is Clark’s mustached compadre Albert Einstein.


Karen Dixon, Chris Robinson, Elaine Warren and Mari-Kaye Monday sort Y-12’s donations at the Volunteer Ministry Center.


Beth Eckerman cleans out the flower beds at the Volunteer Ministry Center.


Elaine Warren and Beth Eckerman plant new shrubs at the Volunteer Ministry Center


Chris Robinson and Elaine Warren remove weeds at the Volunteer Ministry Center.


The Volunteer Ministry Center garden after weeding, mulching and planting.