Supporting Our Local Communities
The past several months have been a challenge for our country due to the COVID-19 public health emergency. Locally, Holtec International and its employees have worked closely with community organizations to offer support for our neighbors and front-line health care workers.
In Camden, employees organized a food drive to support local families in need. With many people out of work and struggling to make ends meet, the donated food helped ensure dozens of families would not go hungry during this challenging time. In total, more than a dozen large boxes of non-perishable food items weighing several hundred pounds were donated to the Higher Ground Temple Church in Camden, which then coordinated distribution.
Thank you to Holtec and its employees for their generous donation supporting families in our community,” said Bishop E.M. Barron, pastor of Higher Ground Temple Church. “The food drive is just another example of Holtec’s ongoing commitment to Camden and its residents.”
Early on during the public health emergency, Holtec also took a lead role in supporting front-line healthcare workers. Responding to the need for medical masks at local healthcare facilities, Holtec was able to donate over 1,000 masks to a number of facilities and organizations in our local communities including Cooper University Hospital.
Holtec donated more than 1,500 masks to different organizations in Southeastern New Mexico near the proposed site for Holtec’s
HI-STORE Consolidated Interim Storage Facility. Organizations included Lea County Emergency Management, the Eddy Lea Energy Alliance, the Navajo Nation Department of Health and the Lakeview Christian Home, a long-term care facility for seniors located in Carlsbad.
Lakeview Chief Executive Officer Jody Knox said, “It is great to have a company like Holtec come into our community that is concerned with the well-being of our community.”At Pilgrim, Holtec’s decommissioning team was able to identify excess resources available for donation. Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital locations in both Plymouth and Boston, as well as the Town of Plymouth and Kingston Fire Departments were among the recipients. Beth Israel Deaconess received more than 2,000 masks and 14,000 nitrite examination gloves.
Pilgrim was also able to donate more than 50 clear, plastic face shields to the Plymouth Fire Department and close to several hundred ready-to-eat heater meals from the plant’s former emergency facilities to a local non-profit.
“We greatly appreciate the donation of facemasks and gloves that you made to the Medical Center,” stated Joe Ring, Radiation Safety Officer at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. “This personal protective equipment was put to work on the front lines of our fight with COVID-19 and was an invaluable asset to our medical staff.”
Looking ahead, Oyster Creek’s financial support will enable the local summer lunch program for children in Lacey Township to continue. Due to the public health emergency and restrictions, organizers lost donations from area restaurants and stores, greatly impacting the program this summer. Thanks to Oyster Creek’s donation, more than 150 Lacey children will receive daily nutritious lunches during the summer program.
“We appreciate you going above and beyond in helping us serve the Lacey community” said Reverend Linda Applegate of Lacey United Methodist Church. “On behalf of the other faith communities who participate in this program, we thank you.”
New Jersey Recognizes Holtec for Environmental Stewardship
Holtec’s Krishna P. Singh Technology Campus in Camden was recently recognized by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) as part of the agency’s environmental stewardship initiative.
The NJDEP program covers a diverse spectrum of environmental stewardship and sustainable related practices. The recognition noted Holtec’s voluntary and proactive measures and how Holtec goes above and beyond compliance in an effort to improve the environment and ensure a sustainable future.
Specifically, Holtec was recognized for its efforts in materials conservation and green building implementation. This includes the Krishna P. Singh Technology Campus’s certification as a gold Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) facility, highlighted by the vast array of solar modules in use.
This award recognizes Holtec’s ongoing commitment to protecting and preserving the environment in everything we do. This means treating the environment safely and responsibly, ensuring that we will have a positive impact today, creating a better future for tomorrow.