Savannah River Nuclear Solutions employees are celebrating raising $1.17 million in donations for area United Way agencies during this year’s SRNS Employee United Way Campaign, exceeding the goal by more than $76,000.

SRNS donation checks were presented by Tammy Rimes, this year’s chair of the SRNS Employee United Way Campaign, to representatives from seven United Way agencies.

SRNS President and CEO Dwayne Wilson presented an additional $200,000 to the campaign as part of a corporate match supported by SRNS’ parent companies.

“It’s inspiring,” said Rimes. “Here we are in the middle of a recession, with mounting financial pressure on nearly everyone, and our employees and retirees continue to step up and give from the heart.”

Eleven local United Way agencies are designated to receive contributions from the SRNS Employee United Way Campaign; present at the ceremony were Aiken County, Allendale County, Bamberg County, Barnwell County, Colleton County, Edgefield County, Hampton County, Midlands, McDuffie County, Screven County and the United Way of the CSRA.

SRNS employees continue to support a long-standing tradition of caring for the less fortunate and providing a better future for local communities through the support of the SRS Employee United Way Campaign as well as other charitable organizations.

SRNS is a Fluor Partnership comprised of Fluor, Newport News Nuclear and Honeywell, responsible for the management and operations of the Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site, including the Savannah River National Laboratory, located near Aiken.