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Fluor-BWXT Donates $3,000 to Jackson County Senior Center

JACKSON COUNTY, Ohio -- August 26, 2021 -- Fluor-BWXT (FBP) recently presented a $3,000 donation to the Jackson County Senior Center from the Community Commitment Fund. The funds were used towards the meal-delivery program for senior citizens living in Jackson County, a program that provided 3,917 home-delivered dinners last month.

Fluor-BWXT’s Deneen Garner (center) is pictured with, from left, Courtney Marquis, Elisabeth Jones, Lissa Warrens and Tom Long.

“This pandemic has put extra stress on individuals, families and communities that are already in need,” said JD Dowell, FBP Site Project Director at the PORTS site. “By supporting local programs such as the Jackson County Senior Center that assist our local elderly with meals, we are providing a small but essential element to ensuring we help those who cannot help themselves and ease some of the worry for people who may otherwise be forgotten. We are happy to help where we can.”

“We were particularly impressed when we learned the center continued to deliver meals to seniors even during the COVID pandemic,” added Deneen Garner, FBP Community Relations Specialist. “They are serving an often overlooked audience and we want to support the center so they can continue this special mission.”

In addition to offering hot, home-delivered meals, the center packages frozen dinners at the facility for clients who need food on the weekends and also have a “take-and-go” program for clients that can stop by the center to pick up meals. The center, which is located at 25 East Mound Street in Jackson, is mostly funded by levies, grants, state/federal money and donations.

Lissa Warrens, Activities and Marketing Director for the center, said their driving routes can add up to hundreds of miles every week.

“We travel a lot of rural roads to deliver meals, especially in Oak Hill and Wellston,” she said. “We serve meals Monday through Thursday.”

More than 230 seniors are currently enrolled in the home-delivered meals program. To qualify, the clients must be age 60 or older, homebound, and have no other way to secure a hot meal.

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About Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth LLC
Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) and BWX Technologies, Inc. (BWXT) (NYSE: BWXT), two world-class companies with significant Ohio experience, formed Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth LLC (FBP) to address the decontamination and decommissioning (D&D) needs at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Portsmouth Site in Pike County, Ohio. Jacobs Engineering, another global leader in industrial and environmental projects, provides support. Fluor-BWXT employs 1,800 workers who bring unparalleled experience, insights, and lessons learned from across the DOE complex. The Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth mandate is to clean up the Portsmouth Site safely and compliantly, provide strong uranium stewardship and partner with local communities to achieve a sustainable economic future. For more information, visit www.fbportsmouth.com.