The Helen Ross McNabb Center received a substantial donation toward furnishing the latest Veterans Housing project from Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC (CNS) as part of the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance.
Over a two-week period, CNS employees at Y 12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tenn., collected household items, including linens, kitchen and bathroom supplies, toiletries and paper goods, as well monetary donations. Military veterans and first responders from Y-12 delivered these supplies to the Helen Ross McNabb Center’s military services building.
“The generosity of the CNS employees will make a significant impact on the veterans living in our housing units,” said Jerry Vagnier, Helen Ross McNabb Center’s CEO and president. “These donations will really help turn the apartments into homes.”
The ten-unit apartment development for homeless veterans in need will open its doors in early 2018.
CNS has a strong history of supporting veteran and military services through the Helen Ross McNabb Center. In 2015 CNS’ monetary donation helped open the doors to two multifamily apartment projects to house homeless veterans with mental illnesses. Also, in 2016, a donation by CNS contributed to the Center’s military services, which provides mental health and substance abuse treatment for veterans, active duty military and their families at no charge.