Thanks to a Y-12 National Security Complex aluminum beverage can recycling program, more than 400 local organizations each received a $200 donation from the company since the program’s inception in 1994. Since then, more than $81,600 from recycling revenue has been donated to various community organizations.
The most recent recipients are Tabitha’s Table, an ecumenical Oak Ridge food ministry that provides a hot meal weekly; Family Promise of Knoxville, a program for individuals facing homelessness for the first time in their lives; Sunshine Industries, a therapeutic recreation program for handicapped adults who live in Knox County; and People Promoting Animal Welfare (PPAW), an organization that operates a feline/canine adoption center and spay/neuter clinic in Greenback and offers low-income families affordable sterilization of cats and dogs.
Read more about Y-12’s recycling.
About the photo:
PPAW Clinic assistant LeeAnn Burgett with recently adopted Oglethorpe, left, and director Deborah Searfoss, center, accept a Y-12 donation from Jan Jackson, Y-12 pollution prevention program coordinator.