OAK RIDGE, Tenn. — B&W Y‑12 recently donated $10,000 to the Childrens Museum in Oak Ridge. The funds will support the museums programs, including its planned Healthy Living exhibit.
"B&W Y‑12s support has been invaluable to the museum," said Mary Ann Damos, the museums executive director. "The financial donations have helped us provide more and better services to the areas children, but the hands-on donations of manpower also have been helpful."
B&W Y‑12 employees and their families have donated their time and skills on various museum projects for the past 10 years, including painting, planting and repairs and maintenance to the museums heating and air conditioning system.
B&W Y‑12 previously donated $15,000 to turn the museums current space exhibit into a "Rocket Room," taking children on an imaginary trip to Mars. The project is ongoing with preliminary designs completed.
"B&W Y‑12 sees the Childrens Museum as a vital asset in the region, and we support it with financial investments, as well as our employees volunteering regularly to help with upgrades," said Chris Clark of B&W Y‑12s Strategic Program Development, who also is a current museum board member. "I encourage everyone in the Oak Ridge area to participate in ensuring the museum remains a vibrant part of our community."
B&W Y-12, a limited liability enterprise of The Babcock and Wilcox Company and Bechtel National Inc., operates the Y-12 National Security Complex for the National Nuclear Security Administration.