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Vit Plant gives more than $800,000 to community in 2018

Hanford Vit Plant employees, together with Bechtel and AECOM, donated more than $800,000 to charitable organizations and programs in the Tri-Cities community in 2018.

Employee donations included nearly $300,000 to the United Way, $12,000 to Toys for Tots, and $15,000 to Second Harvest. Vit Plant employees also supported Junior Achievement, the Giving Tree Program, and the Local 598 pipefitters’ Bikes for Tikes campaign.

“Our employees take a lot of pride in our community, both in the way they approach their work—building a Vit Plant that will safely process Hanford’s waste and protect the river—and in the way they consistently give back to our community with their time and money,” Staci West, Bechtel Communications manager said.

Donations include $450,000 in corporate contributions from Bechtel and AECOM.

Vit Plant employees gave their time too, logging thousands of volunteer hours throughout the community. They taught Junior Achievement classes, participated in DiscoverE and STEM programs, sorted food for Second Harvest, and assembled bikes for Bikes for Tikes.

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.