Amentum and Washington River Protection Solutions donations support COVID-19 charitable response in Tri-Cities
RICHLAND, Wash. – Amentum and its local companies at Hanford donated $30,000 to support efforts by Second Harvest and United Way of Benton & Franklin Counties to help families in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS) and the Amentum subcontractor at the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) joined with Amentum corporate to provide the funding.
The donations were made Thursday, April 23, during a virtual media event. John Eschenberg, president and CEO of WRPS, announced a $20,000 donation to Chris Houglum, vice president of philanthropy at Second Harvest, which supplies dozens of food banks in the Tri-Cities Area.
“Second Harvest is on the front lines in the battle against hunger,” Eschenberg said. “Now, more than ever, their services are desperately needed. The demand for food bank support will continue to increase as the financial impacts of the pandemic grow. We are excited about providing a helping hand to a great organization and encourage others to pitch in.”
Bruce Covert, Amentum senior vice president of operations at WTP, announced a $10,000 donation to LoAnn Ayers, United Way president and CEO, for the agency’s COVID-19 Community Response Fund.
“The Community Response Fund is supporting local organizations that can meet the immediate needs of families for food, childcare and mental and behavioral health services,” Covert said. “United Way’s network of community connections means it can get funding to the groups that can have the biggest impact quickly. This funding is desparately needed."