Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass is proud to support the Eastern Kentucky University’s Office of Military and Veterans Affairs. The veteran’s office was provided with a check to help the organization furnish its new veterans center and lounge in the Powell Building. The new 3,000 square foot space is scheduled to open in the spring of 2020.
BGCAPP project personnel volunteered this summer at a Habitat for Humanity house in Richmond. The project made a donation to the charity. From left to right: Laura Kamer, Darcie Cunningham, Habitat executive director, Jevon Gibbons, Abe Woo, Jessica Ball, Habitat funding coordinator, and Taran Woo.
Since 2012, Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass and teaming partners AECOM, Battelle Memorial Institute and GP Strategies and most importantly, BGCAPP employees, have contributed more than $1 million to the United Way of the Bluegrass through annual campaigns. This significant achievement is representative of the generous giving spirit at BGCAPP and the compassion workers have for local program and agencies that serve the public.
BGCAPP is making a positive impact in central Kentucky through Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass—part of a nationwide mentoring network to help children realize their potential and build their futures. Each year, BGCAPP works with community leaders to raise several thousand dollars in corporate and employee contributions that support Madison County Big Brothers and Big Sisters programs. These vital dollars are raised through a combination of its annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake event and employee initiatives.
This years event was held on Sept. 29.
The BGCAPP project has supported the Salvation Army through food drives and donations since 2008.
Lt. Dakari Barby from the Salvation Army accepts checks from Rick Goetz, deputy project manager (left) and Gary Anderson, assistant project manager (right).
BGCAPP employees have supported the Special Olympics of Kentucky since 2014 and prides itself on providing many volunteers for the even at Eastern Kentucky University (EKU).
Carolyn Murray and Chad Hieronimus present a check to Special Olympics Kentucky Director Trish Mazzoni (far right) and athletes Tyler Gay and Jason Smith on June 26.
BGCAPP has participated in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life for more than 10 years. The donations raised provide medical resources and care for cancer patients in our local community and national funding for research for improved treatment options and early-detection technology. The effects of cancer hit close to home for many people, making this fundraiser very personal. This year, our BGCAPP team raised more than $9,500.
Middle school and high school students in the Madison County School District will benefit from Junior Achievement (JA) classroom programs taught by local BGCAPP volunteers who share JA’s impactful programs related to work readiness, financial literacy, and entrepreneurship.
BGCAPP personnel volunteered in 2018 to install smoke alarm detectors in homes in Madison and Fayette counties. The annual effort was part of the Kentucky Home Fire Campaign sponsored by the Red Cross in an effort to prevent deaths and injuries from fires in homes without smoke detectors.
For more information on the Bluegrass Chapter of the ARC visit www.redcross.org/local/kentucky