Alliant Techsystems gives significant support to United Way

RADFORD – In an effort to help meet the needs of local families, Alliant Techsystems (ATK) has presented the United Way of Montgomery, Radford and Floyd with a big donation.

On Wednesday, March 10, ATK presented the local United Way chapter with a $51,000 donation. Concerned about the current economy’s impact on local families, ATK made their gift “with specific intentions to assist with meeting basic needs,” according to a statement from ATK.

Alliant Techsystems Energetic Systems General Manager, Kent Holiday, presenting the $51,000 donation to United Way of Montgomery, Radford & Floyd board representatives; (from left to right) Lara Ramsey, Mary Tabor and Karen Cronin, along side of United Way staff; Theresa Thompson, Justina Sumpter and Kymn Davidson-Hamley.
Alliant Techsystems Energetic Systems General Manager, Kent Holiday, presenting the $51,000 donation to United Way of Montgomery, Radford & Floyd board representatives; (from left to right) Lara Ramsey, Mary Tabor and Karen Cronin, along side of United Way staff; Theresa Thompson, Justina Sumpter and Kymn Davidson-Hamley.

“We are pleased to be able to help families in the New River Valley and the surrounding area who have been hard-hit by the economic downturn,” said Kent Holiday, Vice President and General Manager of the Energetics Systems Division. “ATK believes in supporting the communities we are a part of, and it gives us great pleasure to be able to do so through this donation to the United Way.”

United Way of Montgomery, Radford and Floyd – the local United Way that serves the

Radford ATK site – will coordinate allocation to surrounding geographic areas based upon the residency of current ATK employees.

“A gift this huge couldn’t have been made at a better time,” said Kymn Davidson-Hamley, Executive Director of United Way of Montgomery, Radford & Floyd. “The local community is hurting and donations are getting smaller and smaller, while needs continue to grow. With the help of companies like ATK our goals can be met, and people in this community will really see the benefits.”

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