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Nonprofit organizations will receive more than $180,000 from Los Alamos National Security, LLC during a recognition event beginning at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, at Fuller Lodge in downtown Los Alamos.
LANS contributions are determined by the number of volunteer hours logged by Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) employees and retirees through an organization called VolunteerMatch.
“The genuine care and commitment laboratory employees and retirees have for their communities are clearly demonstrated by the number of hours volunteered to these nonprofit organizations,” said Kurt Steinhaus, director of the Community Programs Office, which manages the laboratory’s volunteer program. Steinhaus added that LANL was one of the top five finalists for VolunteerMatch 2012 Employee Volunteer Program of the Year.
Since the laboratory joined VolunteerMatch in 2007, nearly 2,500 Los Alamos employees and retirees reported more than 1 million volunteer hours. In 2011, about 270,000 hours of volunteer service were reported through LANL’s Vecinos volunteer program.
Deputy Laboratory Director Beth Sellers is scheduled to make brief remarks as the top volunteers and nonprofit organizations receive recognition from LANS and LANL senior management. Sellers and Jerry Ethridge, executive staff director of Los Alamos National Security, LLC, will present awards.