AIKEN, S.C. (April 5, 2022) — Savannah River Mission Completion (SRMC) employees volunteered their time and talents for the annual United Way Project Volunteers In Service In Our Neighborhoods (VISION) event. Their efforts included yard work, painting, pressure-washing, general cleanup, and minor construction.
More than 60 SRMC volunteers spread out across the Aiken area to take part in the annual Project VISION Day of Caring and perform tasks for numerous United Way agencies, including Children’s Place, Brothers & Sisters, Cumbee Center, and a pair of clients’ homes.
Matt Moore served as SRMC project leader at Children’s Place, where his team performed yard work.
“The Project VISION Day of Caring is always a special event for us,” Moore said. “This day gives us the opportunity to come together as a team and make a special contribution to each of these agencies. We can leave here knowing that our work has created a more welcoming play area for the children.”
Project VISION of Aiken is in its 26th year, providing general labor and home improvement for those in need. The objective is to improve partner agency facilities and to increase self-sufficiency for disabled and senior citizens by repairing hazards at their private residences. Among the services performed at clients’ homes were the pressure-washing of the home’s exterior and construction of a wheelchair ramp.
Moore said SRMC’s involvement in Project VISION fulfills a need in the community and is enriching for the SRMC employees who serve.
“These are the types of community projects that provide a sense of service to someone who truly needs help, whether it’s an agency or an individual,” Moore said. “It’s the kind of work that leaves a warm feeling in your heart when the job is done.”
SRMC President and Program Manager Dave Olson was pleased by the staff’s efforts to help others.
“I thank each and every one of our employees who participated in this event,” Olson said. “They did a wonderful service and have demonstrated their personal commitment to helping their neighbors and making our community a better place.”
SRMC comprises parent company BWX Technologies, Inc. with partners Amentum and Fluor. Its team brings the capabilities necessary to accelerate cleanup at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site through safe nuclear operations, optimized and integrated mission execution, and strong corporate governance.
Cutline: Savannah River Mission Completion employees performed tasks for various area agencies as part of the 2022 United Way Project VISION Day of Caring, including yard work at Children’s Place of Aiken. Front row (left to right): Drake Shaub, Shirley Radabaugh, Michele Wells, Karen Jenkins, Connie Yung, and Children’s Place Executive Director Peggy Ford. Back row (left to right): Kevin Halliday, Erin Smith, Jim Anderson, Matt Moore, Ken Wells, Leland Chandler, and Aston Thompson.