CNS donates to Boys and Girls Club of the Clinch Valley building fund

Posted: March 30, 2015 - 8:09am

Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC President and Chief Executive Officer Jim Haynes recently presented the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Clinch Valley with a donation of $25,000 to help improve the clubs' Oak Ridge facility.

"On behalf of our 5,000 employees at Y-12, we are extremely pleased to contribute to an Oak Ridge organization that makes such a difference in young peoples' lives," Haynes said.

"Y-12 employees have a long history of serving this community, and we are honored to continue that tradition. The Oak Ridge Boys and Girls Club has served the community for decades, and we are proud to contribute so that it can continue to serve for decades to come."

On hand to receive the check at Thursday's ceremony were Boys & Girls Clubs of the Clinch Valley founder and Executive Director Emeritus Lawrence Hahn, Chief Volunteer Officer Gerald Boyd and other members of the Board.

Of major concern for the Oak Ridge facility is the building's roof. Recent leaks have caused major damage, and while repairs have been made a complete replacement is needed. Today's donation, coupled with matching grants from other community organizations and individuals will soon help make that and other improvements a reality.

"It is a real blessing to have companies like CNS in our community," Boyd said. "Education goes beyond the classroom, and that's where the Boys & Girls Club comes in-we provide the opportunities to develop crucial skills, such as teamwork and good sportsmanship. Those are the skills that Jim and everyone at Y-12 know bring success to their mission."

Haynes added, "CNS believes character, leadership, education and health development are important for young people, and that's what the Boys & Girls Clubs are all about. We're proud to be associated with this organization, and we're proud to follow the example of our dedicated Y-12 employees who contribute their time and dollars to community organizations like the Boys & Girls Clubs."

More than 700 children, ages 6 to 17, are enrolled at the Oak Ridge Boys & Girls Clubs, with an average daily attendance of between 50 and 75 after-school children, with room for more.

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