Richland, WA,
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Vit Plant Donates $8,000 to Toys for Tots and Bikes for Tikes

The Hanford Vit Plant donated $8,000 of cash and toys to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves’ Toys for Tots campaign at a drop-off donation event in Kennewick on Dec. 11. The donation included $8,000 in corporate donations from Vit Plant prime contractor Bechtel National, Inc. and subcontractor Amentum.

Vit Plant employees also dropped off toys, made online donations, and purchased hundreds of toys from an Amazon wishlist that were delivered directly to the Toys for Tots organization.

“Our team’s generosity is helping make sure every child has a gift to open this holiday, ,” said Staci West, Vit Plant communications manager. “ We’re committed to help our neighbors in need, especially during a pandemic, and to strengthen our community’s resiliency .”

Glen Carter, local Toys for Tots coordinator, accepted the donation at the drop-off event.

“We have partnered with the Vit Plant for more than decade now, and they are always instrumental in helping us meet our goals,” said Carter. “We’ve seen community needs rise steadily over the past few years, and we are so grateful for continued generosity of the Vit Plant employees, Bechtel, and Amentum.”

An additional $5,000 was donated by Bechtel to the Local 598 Bikes for Tikes campaign, which also supports Toys for Tots. Donations to Bikes for Tikes helped purchase and assemble 2,000 bikes for the community, including 350 that are designated for Toys for Tots.

Contact: Darcy Richardson, (509) 371-2273 or

About Bechtel National Inc.:

Bechtel is a trusted engineering, construction and project management partner to industry and government. Differentiated by the quality of our people and our relentless drive to deliver the most successful outcomes, we align our capabilities to our customers’ objectives to create a lasting positive impact. Since 1898, we have helped customers complete more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents that have created jobs, grown economies, improved the resiliency of the world's infrastructure, increased access to energy, resources, and vital services, and made the world a safer, cleaner place. Bechtel serves the Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; and Mining & Metals markets. Our services span from initial planning and investment, through start-up and operations.