The employees of Nuclear Fuel Services Inc. contributed generously to this year’s annual United Way/Adopt a School campaign, surpassing the campaign goal of $50,000. More than $64,000 was donated to the 2012 local United Way agencies, and the Unicoi County Adopt-a-School campaign.
“I’m not surprised that NFS employees gave so generously to support the charitable efforts that United Way provides in the communities where they work and live,” said Joe Henry, NFS president. “The employees here have a long history of giving back to the community. In these difficult economic times, we know there is a particular need in our local area, and NFS employees have truly gone above and beyond to help.”
Hundreds of NFS employees contributed to the 2011 campaign. In addition to the traditional payroll deductions and cash donations, employees also coordinated several events to encourage giving, such as rummage sales, bake sales and a hot dog lunch.
The NFS 2011 United Way/Adopt a School campaign was supported by the United Steelworkers, as well as more than 50 NFS volunteers who gave their time to ensure this year’s campaign was a success.
Debra Greene and Lindsey Hampton were the campaign chairwomen this year, while Felicia Heaton and Wendy Ray were lead coordinators who helped organize most of the special events for the campaign.
“We are just happy that we can help support the community,” said Wendy Ray.
“I’ve lived in Unicoi County for 34 years, and I know our donations will truly help those in need.”