CNS donates to Boys and Girls Club of the Clinch Valley building fund

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Clinch Valley founder and Executive Director Emeritus Lawrence Hahn (center) discusses the history of the organization with CNS President and CEO Jim Haynes (left) and the club’s Chief Volunteer Officer Gerald Boyd.
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Clinch Valley founder and Executive Director Emeritus Lawrence Hahn (center) discusses the history of the organization with CNS President and CEO Jim Haynes (left) and the club’s Chief Volunteer Officer Gerald Boyd.

$25K donation contributes to help improve Oak Ridge facility in need of new roofing

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC (CNS) President and Chief Executive Officer Jim Haynes recently presented the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Clinch Valley with a donation of $25,000 to help improve the clubs’ Oak Ridge facility.  

“On behalf of our 5,000 employees at Y-12, we are extremely pleased to contribute to an Oak Ridge organization that makes such a difference in young peoples’ lives,” said Haynes.

“Y-12 employees have a long history of serving this community, and we are honored to continue that tradition. The Oak Ridge Boys and Girls Club has served the community for decades, and we are proud to contribute so that it can continue to serve for decades to come.”

On hand to receive the check at Thursday’s ceremony were Boys & Girls Clubs of the Clinch Valley founder and Executive Director Emeritus Lawrence Hahn, Chief Volunteer Officer Gerald Boyd and other members of the Board.

Of major concern for the Oak Ridge facility is the building’s roof.  Recent leaks have caused major damage, and while repairs have been made a complete replacement is needed. Today’s donation, coupled with matching grants from other community organizations and individuals will soon help make that and other improvements a reality.

“It is a real blessing to have companies like CNS in our community,” said Boyd. “Education goes beyond the classroom, and that’s where the Boys & Girls Club comes in—we provide the opportunities to develop crucial skills, such as teamwork and good sportsmanship. Those are the skills that Jim and everyone at Y-12 know bring success to their mission.” 

Haynes added, “CNS believes character, leadership, education and health development are important for young people, and that’s what the Boys & Girls Clubs are all about.  We’re proud to be associated with this organization, and we’re proud to follow the example of our dedicated Y-12 employees who contribute their time and dollars to community organizations like the Boys & Girls Clubs.”

More than 700 children, ages 6 to 17, are enrolled at the Oak Ridge Boys & Girls Clubs, with an average daily attendance of between 50 and 75 after-school children, with room for more.

Basic RGBConsolidated 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.

For more information on each site, visit http://www.pantex.com/Pages/default.aspx or http://www.y12.doe.gov/. Follow Y-12 on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Flickr.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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