Pantex, Y-12 donate $1.1M to local United Way campaigns
AMARILLO, Texas/OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – United Way contributions at the Pantex Plant and the Y-12 National Security Complex totaled some $1.1 million, Consolidated Nuclear Security, the sites’ managing and operating contractor, announced today. Contributions from employees, retirees and the corporation were gathered during the sites’ recent campaigns.
Corporate gifts of $150,000 also added to the total. Funds also were raised through special events, such as silent auctions, and the sales of jewelry, books and food items. This year, both sites’ employees added to their United Way activities by raising funds and supplies for local veteran resource centers.
“Pantexans have always been deeply committed to their community, as evidenced by the 10 percent increase in our Leadership Givers, those who donate $1,000 or more annually,” said Pantex Site Manager Todd Ailes. “The money raised here stays here, helping our neighbors in need.”
“Our employees come from all across East Tennessee and represent the diverse communities that make this such a special place,” said Y-12 Plant Manager Bill Tindal. “The fact that each United Way organization receives a representative percentage of employee contributions is what giving back is all about. I can’t think of a better way to help the people of your home community than through United Way.”
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.