The local American Red Cross was the recipient of the proceeds from a dunking booth at the Annual Safety, Health and Wellness Fair held at Constellation Energy’s Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station last week. The “dunkees” included Sam Belcher, Vice President-Nine Mile Point, Steve Doty, Maintenance Manager, Jeff Gerber, Manager, Integrated Work Management, John Krakuszeski, Manager, Operations, Nicole Houghton, Director of Safety and Health, Pat Foti, Control Room Supervisor and Gene Stone Mechanical Job Path Manager. Steve Taylor, Maintenance Planner was the money collector for the day!
Throughout the day participants at the fair had the opportunity to “dunk” the brave volunteers after donating specific dollar amounts. The closer you wanted to be to the target the more it cost you. The idea of a dunking booth came from the group of Jessica Robbins, Gene Stone and Jeff Gerber who reached out to the Red Cross with the generous gift. Nearly $600 was raised and donated to the American Red Cross to provide services to Oswego County residents in need.
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and counsels victims of disaster; provides nearly half of the nation’s blood supply; teaches lifesaving skills and supports military members and their families. The American Red Cross is a charity, not a government agency, and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its humanitarian mission.