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Nonprofits receive monetary donations from LANS

The monetary donations from LANS are tied to the number of volunteer hours logged by employees and retirees through an organization called VolunteerMatch.
June 16, 2011
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LOS ALAMOS, New Mexico, June 16, 2011—Nonprofit organizations are receiving more than $153,000 from Los Alamos National Security, LLC during a recognition event beginning at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday (June 22) at Fuller Lodge in downtown Los Alamos.The monetary donations from LANS are tied to the number of volunteer hours logged by Los Alamos National Laboratory employees and retirees through an organization called VolunteerMatch.

Laboratory Director Charlie McMillan is scheduled to make brief remarks as the top volunteers and nonprofit organizations receive recognition from LANS and LANL senior management and representatives from the National Nuclear Security Administration.

“The genuine care and commitment Laboratory employees and retirees have for their communities is clearly demonstrated by the number of hours volunteered to these nonprofit organizations,” said Kurt Steinhaus of the Community Programs Office, which manages the Laboratory’s volunteer program. The Lab last month received from VolunteerMatch an award as the top corporate volunteer organization among large employers in the San Francisco-based nonprofit’s network of companies.

Since the Laboratory joined VolunteerMatch in 2007, some 2,300 Los Alamos employees and retirees have reported 700,000 volunteer hours. Of that total, employee and retiree volunteers reported more than 250,000 volunteer hours in 2010.

Watch a video of Laboratory volunteers in action.

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Los Alamos National Laboratory, a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security, is operated by Los Alamos National Security, LLC, a team composed of Bechtel National, the University of California, The Babcock & Wilcox Company, and URS for the Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration.

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