KBR employees have made 2016 a year of giving back. This year, KBR employees have contributed over one hundred thousand dollars to countless philanthropic organizations, and have volunteered over 8,000 hours of service toward charitable causes around the globe. KBR volunteers have also been busy overseeing the distribution of $600,000 raised by KBR's Charity Golf Tournament benefiting multiple local and international charities.
KBR volunteers served over 8,000 hours in communities around the globe.
Comp-U-Dopt is one organization with which KBR partnered with this year to meet a practical community need by providing computers and technology education to children in underserved communities throughout Houston, Texas. KBR's donation of over $16,000 worth of IT equipment including almost 600 computers, printers, and monitors made up roughly a quarter of the organization's total donations to deserving students this year. With technology becoming an indispensable component of the lives of everyday Americans, regular access to computers and their related equipment are essential to ensuring the next generation has the best possible opportunities to succeed and KBR is glad to be able to help provide those tools to area students.
Jessica Payne, Executive Director, Community Free Clinic of Decatur and Morgan County accepts a $10,000 check at a KBRwyle employee breakfast.
In Alabama, KBRwyle employees have been raising money throughout the year. At the KBRwyle CAS Group employees annual breakfast in October, KBR CEO and President Stuart Bradie and KBRwyle CAS Group President John Jordan presented those KBRwyle employee donations to two Alabama community organizations: a $10,000 check to the Community Free Clinic of Huntsville and a $10,000 check to the Community Free Clinic of Decatur and Morgan County. These clinics provide quality free healthcare, education and medication to thousands of people in the surrounding communities. With these two grants, KBRwyle has given a total of $242,000 to the Community Free Clinic of Huntsville since 1999, and a total of $96,000 to the Community Free Clinic of Decatur and Morgan County since 2009.
To cap off the year of giving back, the KBR team is finishing 2016 with some extra holiday cheer for those in need around the world and at KBR headquarters in Houston. KBR partnered with the Houston Fire Department, a recipient of the KBR Charity Golf Tournament, to buy toys for children across the Houston metro area this holiday season through the Operation Stocking Stuffer toy drive. In addition to the $10,000 donation KBR made to shop for new toys, collection boxes were placed around the Houston office and employees filled them up with more than 1,300 new toys for underprivileged children. The Houston Fire Department stopped by KBR to pick up the toys to donate to thousands of needy families in the community.
Houston Fire Department and KBR employees shop for underprivileged children as part of the Operation Stocking Stuffer toy drive.
"One of our core values at KBR is the belief that we have a duty to serve the communities where we live and work and KBR has a long and proud history in the city of Houston," said Graham Hill, KBR Executive Vice President, Global Business Development & Strategy. "Our employees really look forward to this event every year," Hill continued. "It's just a small thing we can do to give back and bring joy to those in our community who really need it this holiday season."
KBR's volunteer council has plans to keep the momentum going through the New Year and finding new ways to serve the communities where we live and work.
Santa Claus arrived at KBR's downtown Houston office riding in a fire truck to pick up toys and gifts donated by KBR and its employees.