INL News Release
May 18, 2006

John Walsh (208) 526-8646

INL receives Salvation Army prestigious award

The Salvation Army of Idaho Falls has presented the national organization's highest corporation award — "Others Award" — to Idaho National Laboratory. INL is the first Idaho Falls corporation to receive it.

The presentation was made by Maj. James Goodwin, commanding officer of Idaho Falls outreach. He noted several of the activities INL and its employees supported as factors in earning the award.

"The support of INL is extremely important to The Salvation Army," Goodwin said. "Without their support, The Salvation Army's outreach during Christmas and throughout the year would be greatly diminished."

Goodwin cited the annual Angel Tree gift program that benefits hundreds of children at Christmas, INL's corporate sponsorship in the 'All About Kids Charity Golf Tournament' in 2005, and the support of laboratory engineering professionals and other community INL contractors who donated time and expertise to the design and installation of a handicapped wheelchair lift to The Salvation Army community center building.

INL Deputy Director for Operations Art Clark, in accepting the award, said INL managing contractor Battelle Energy Alliance "has a deep commitment to be a strong, supporting member of the community. This award is recognition of BEA success in meeting that commitment, but equally, the award recognizes the tremendous community support by INL employees."

The Salvation Army of Idaho Falls has served the community for 107 years through such activities as emergency social services providing food, rent and utility, lodging, clothing, transportation and prescription medicine assistance. The Salvation Army also promotes child development through after-school child care programs and summer day camp programs for at-risk children.

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