Pantex contractor CNS contributes more than $150k to local charities
Amarillo Area Foundation, United Way relief funds among recipients
AMARILLO- As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to impact the region, Consolidated Nuclear Security (CNS) and Pantex employees are reinvesting in their communities in a number of ways. CNS manages and operates the Pantex Plant for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration.
CNS recently donated $10,000 to the United Way of Amarillo & Canyon Emergency Relief Fund, and another $10,000 to Amarillo Area Foundation (AAF) Disaster Relief Fund. These contributions are in addition to earlier donations of $2,500 to the High Plains Food Bank and $2,500 to United Way of Amarillo & Canyon Emergency Relief Fund. Additionally, Pantex participated in the United Way of Amarillo & Canyon’s first-ever Virtual Telethon, which raised more than $80,000 for the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund.
“As a company, we are happy to partner with community organizations for the betterment of Amarillo and the Texas Panhandle—where our employees work, live, and give,” said Jason Bohne, CNS Senior Director of Communications. “During this stressful and difficult time, we feel it is even more important to take an active part in our communities and the welfare of residents across the area.”
CNS and Pantex employees are also continuing a five-year tradition of providing grants to nonprofit organizations in the Texas Panhandle through the CNS Pantex Community Investment Fund, in coordination with the Amarillo Area Foundation. An advisory committee of Pantex employees are determining distribution donations totaling $121,500. The committee prioritized the submissions from organizations located and operating in the 12 contiguous counties surrounding Pantex to fund basic needs, child and family development, education, community development, financial literacy, and health and wellness. To date, including the latest round of grants, CNS has donated more than $860,000 to area non-profit organizations since 2016 through the Amarillo Area Foundation. For this year’s grants, all applications have been received and funds are scheduled for distribution in June.
CNS also contributed $10,000 to the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Texas Panhandle’s “Bowl for Kids’ Sake” fundraiser after this year’s event was cancelled.
Earlier this spring, Pantex sponsored and hosted the Department of Energy’s Regional Science Bowls for middle and high school students.
CNS also manages the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and is supporting ongoing efforts to combat the COVID-19 outbreak in East Tennessee.
“Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC operates the Pantex Plant and Y-12 National Security Complex in support of the National Nuclear Security Administration. CNS member companies include Bechtel National, Inc.; Leidos; ATK Launch Systems; and SOC LLC, with Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc. as a teaming subcontractor.”
Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC (CNS) operates the Pantex Plant, located in Amarillo, Texas, and the Y-12 National Security Complex, located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, under a single contract for the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration. Pantex and Y-12 are key facilities in the U.S. Nuclear Security Enterprise, and CNS performs its work with a focus on the absolute priorities of safety, security, quality, mission delivery and cost efficiency.
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