Gearing up for back to school can sometimes be a burden on families, but thanks to the generosity of several Duke Energy nuclear sites, those basic school supplies are now in the hands of the children that need them. Across the fleet, sites sponsored “Back to School Supply and Backpack Drives” in an effort to help local schools and organizations in each of their areas.
Robinson Nuclear plant in Hartsville, S.C., was able to collect 250 bookbags and donated $1500 to local schools for general school supplies for the teachers. Their efforts helped five elementary and middle schools in their area. The Women in Nuclear (WIN) group at the Oconee Nuclear Station in S.C. organized their drive and loaded two mini-vans full of school supplies, plus $800, all to benefit the children in the care of the South Carolina Department of Social Services. In August, Citrus United Basket, a nonprofit organization that helps underprivileged children in Citrus County, FL., received 36 backpacks and 13 medium-size boxes filled with school supplies thanks to the Crystal River Energy Complex (CREC) school supply drive. McGuire Nuclear Station near Charlotte, N.C. just wrapped up their month long school supply drive and their efforts yielded a van full of bookbags, lunch boxes, and supplies to benefit schools in that community.
This is just one example of the projects that employees at Duke Energy’s nuclear sites participate in as part of their willingness to give back to the communities where they live and work.