08
December
2016
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11:06 PM
America/Los_Angeles

Marines accept toys, $29,000 for Toys for Tots at Vit Plant

Summary

Hanford Vit Plant employees, together with Bechtel and AECOM, donated thousands of toys and nearly $29,000 to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots campaign. 

RICHLAND, Wash. – Hanford Vit Plant employees, together with Bechtel and AECOM, donated thousands of toys and nearly $29,000 to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots campaign today. This is the tenth year that the Vit Plant, formally known as the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant, has participated in the campaign. 

“Toys for Tots is one of our favorite events of the year because it provides us with the opportunity to give back to the community and to honor the Marines as well as the many veterans who work at the Vit Plant,” said Danny Hydrick, Vit Plant manager of construction. 

Vit Plant employees and Bechtel designated $11,000 of the total donation to the Local 598 pipefitters’ annual Bikes for Tikes campaign. This year, the pipefitters are purchasing and assembling 500 bicycles and helmets for Toys for Tots.

“We continue to be impressed by the consistent generosity of the Vit Plant employees and companies. Every year, they come together and help our local Toys for Tots organization meet our community’s needs and create brighter holidays for children in our area,” said Glen Carter, local Toys for Toys coordinator. 

In 2016, Vit Plant employees and parent companies Bechtel and AECOM donated nearly $570,000 to area community organizations and charities. Recipients included the United Way of Benton and Franklin Counties, Second Harvest, Junior Achievement, March of Dimes, and others.

Local businesses Griggs/Ace Hardware and Vintners Logistics also contributed to the Vit Plant’s efforts. Griggs/Ace Hardware ensured the bicycle orders were fulfilled in time for Christmas delivery. Vintners Logistics will deliver the toys and bikes to Toys for Tots.

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About Bechtel National, Inc.:

Bechtel National, Inc. (BNI), is a leading engineering, procurement, construction, and project management contractor for the U.S. government. BNI’s successes include many large, first-of-a-kind signature projects in federally owned site management, environmental restoration, defense, space, energy, as well as national and homeland security. BNI is a member of the Bechtel group of companies.

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Employees at the Hanford Waste Treatment Plant, also known as the Vit Plant, donated thousands of toys and more than $29,000 to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots campaign at the construction site.

Danny Hydrick, Bechtel's Manager of Construction at the Hanford Vit Plant, address the crowd dressed as Santa Claus to announce the totals from the Vit Plant's 2016 U.S. Marine Corps Reserve's Toys for Tots campaign at the construction site. Vit Plant employees donated thousands of toys and more than $29,000 to the campaign. Peggy McCullough, Bechtel's Project Director at the Vit Plant, joined in the festivities by dressing as Mrs. Claus. 

Employees at the Hanford Waste Treatment Plant, also known as the Vit Plant, donated thousands of toys and more than $29,000 to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots campaign at the construction site.

Glen Carter, Toys for Tots coordinator, thanks the crowd for the contributions to the Vit Plant's 2016 U.S. Marine Corps Reserve's Toys for Tots campaign at the construction site. Vit Plant employees donated thousands of toys and more than $29,000 to the campaign. 

Employees at the Hanford Waste Treatment Plant, also known as the Vit Plant, donated thousands of toys and more than $29,000 to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots campaign at the construction site.

Marines and Bechtel employees work together to load toys from the Vit Plant's 2016 U.S. Marine Corps Reserve's Toys for Tots campaign into a trailer to prepare them for delivery to needy families in the community.

Employees at the Hanford Waste Treatment Plant, also known as the Vit Plant, donated thousands of toys and more than $29,000 to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots campaign at the construction site.

Marines and Bechtel employees work together to load toys from the Vit Plant's 2016 U.S. Marine Corps Reserve's Toys for Tots campaign into a trailer to prepare them for delivery to needy families in the community.

 Employees at the Hanford Waste Treatment Plant, also known as the Vit Plant, donated thousands of toys and more than $29,000 to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots campaign at the construction site.

Marines and Bechtel employees work together to load toys from the Vit Plant's 2016 U.S. Marine Corps Reserve's Toys for Tots campaign into a trailer to prepare them for delivery to needy families in the community.