In honor of Giving Tuesday on December 1st, Byron nuclear plant employees stepped up to help neighbors in need, raising $10,000 for a local homeless shelter.
Here are a couple more stories that show how Illinois’ nuclear workers embody the spirit of giving all year long.
When the Quad Cities nuclear plant workers found out that kids in their own backyard needed help with winter clothing, they took action. They donated winter hats, gloves, socks and toiletries for more than 3,200 local students.
Every year, the Braidwood nuclear plant hosts a fishing tournament to raise money for local nonprofits. After they had to cancel this year’s tournament because of the pandemic, the nuclear plant employees decided to take things virtual. They hosted an online fundraiser in support of Special Connections of Grundy County, a charity that serves individuals with special needs throughout Northern Illinois. They were able to raise an impressive $41,000 – enough money for Special Connections to buy a wheelchair accessible bus, an item they have needed for years.
Source- Nuclear Powers Illinois