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Fluor-BWXT Community Commitment Fund Donates $20,000 to Christmas Gifts for Children

PIKE COUNTY, Ohio -- November 2, 2020 -- Fluor-BWXT’s (FBP) Community Commitment Fund has kicked off the holiday season with a $20,000 donation to the site’s Christmas Gifts for Children program. The Department of Energy’s program at the PORTS Site is in its 28th year of providing children in the community with gifts for a joy-filled holiday season.

“This program does incredible work year in and year out and we know this donation will be put to good use immediately,” said JD Dowell, FBP Site Project Director.

Each year the program provides Christmas gifts for more than 3,000 children in Pike, Scioto, Ross, Jackson, Adams, and Greenup (Ky.) counties. Currently, volunteers from Fluor-BWXT and other companies on site are working with local schools to collect names, wish lists and clothing sizes so every child receives gifts this year. 

While many of the trees with wish lists will be located throughout the PORTS Site, a few may be seen out in the community as well.

“Because of the limitations from the corona virus, we have not been able to hold many of our traditional fundraisers for the program,” said Gary Crandall, coordinator for the program. “This year, to help ensure every child on our list gets a gift, we will be getting involved with more community and business organizations in our area.”

Anyone wanting to get involved with the program can contact Gary Crandall at (740) 835-6909.

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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.