INL News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Dec. 8, 2016
Site contractors contribute over $615,000 to United Way and nonprofit organizations in eastern Idaho
IDAHO FALLS — Employees of the U.S. Department of Energy’s two largest contractors in Idaho provided more than $615,000 in contributions to three regional United Way offices for the coming year. United Way organizations and nonprofit agencies throughout eastern Idaho will receive the donations.
Battelle Energy Alliance, which manages and operates Idaho National Laboratory, and many of its nearly 4,100 employees have pledged $393,034 to United Way offices and agencies. Employees contributed an additional $13,000 to other area nonprofits as part of a new write-in option in the campaign. This year’s total includes a BEA $55,000 donation, which will be shared among United Way offices in Idaho Falls, Pocatello and Twin Falls based on the percentage of INL employees residing in each United Way region.
“This year, we brought in directors from many of the agencies, along with recipients of the services, to share with our management teams and employees the impact their donations make in the lives of those in our community,” said Ron Crone, INL associate laboratory director and United Way campaign champion. “We are very passionate about United Way and the important services they provide to communities. It was a very successful campaign. Our employees are very generous; they stepped up and helped us not only meet our goal of $376,000, but beat it by nearly $30,000.”
In its first United Way campaign, Fluor Idaho, which manages the environmental cleanup work at DOE’s Idaho site, and its employees contributed more than $209,000.
“Like our employees, Fluor is committed to supporting United Way, and it’s more than just words,” said Fred Hughes, Fluor Idaho Program Manager. “Fluor matched our employee contributions by 50 cents on the dollar that added nearly $50,000 more for our campaign. Fluor Idaho appreciates the warm welcome we have received and looks forward to demonstrating what it means to be a good corporate citizen involved in improving the quality of life in our communities.”