United Way contributions at the Y-12 National Security Complex and Pantex Plant totaled some $1.1 million, Consolidated Nuclear Security, the managing and operating contractor, announced today. Contributions from employees, retirees and the corporation were gathered during the sites' recent campaigns.
The campaigns also added more than 500 Leadership Givers, who have pledged to donate $1,000 or more. Corporate gifts of some $155,000 also added to the total.
"Once again, we as Pantexans came together and helped improve lives in the Texas Panhandle," said Pantex Site Manager Todd Ailes. "Through United Way, we are helping others to achieve income stability, education and health so that they may build a better quality of life."
"I'm proud of the contributions made by Y-12 employees to the United Way," said Y-12 Site Manager Bill Tindal. "Their generosity and dedication to this cause shows that not only do we protect our nation and our allies every day with the work we do, but we also are committed to supporting and improving our local communities through volunteering and United Way donations."
Funds also were raised through special events, such as silent auctions, and the sales of jewelry, books and food items. More than $2,100 was raised at Pantex during a recent hamburger cookout.
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.