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AREVA Volunteers In Charlotte Get Their Hands Dirty with Friendship Gardens

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May 15, 2014

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CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 15, 2014 – More than 10 AREVA volunteers partnered with Friendship Gardens, a local non-profit organization, this month to plant seedlings, weed garden beds, water plants, and build alongside students at Shamrock Gardens Elementary School and Garinger High School Urban Farm. The activity was part of AREVA North America’s regional Earth Month celebration promoting environmentally-conscious activities.

“The activity complemented our traditional STEM and community outreach activities by focusing on a fun, safe, hands-on earth science activity,” said Tom Franch, senior vice president, Reactors & Services Business Group for AREVA North America. “AREVA is committed to building a safer, stronger and more vibrant community and we are pleased to work with Friendship Gardens to help nourish local students and their families in need.”

Friendship Gardens provides fresh, healthy food to families in need in the Charlotte region through a network of community gardens. Food produced by these gardens is used to feed Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools students and their families, conduct cooking classes in local schools and supplement Friendship Trays (a local Meals-on-Wheels organization).

Volunteers working at Shamrock Gardens Elementary School

AREVA volunteers and students working at Shamrock Gardens Elementary School.

AREVA volunteers at Shamrock Gardens Elementary School

AREVA volunteers worked with Friendship Gardens and students at Shamrock Gardens Elementary School to add seedlings and seeds to the school's raised bed gardens. The food from the gardens helps feed local students and families.

AREVA volunteers at Garinger High School Urban Farm

AREVA volunteers Jessica Dey and Leanne Bock hold a pallet in place as students work at the Garinger High School Urban Farm. AREVA sent volunteers to partner with Friendship Gardens at Garinger on May 1.

AREVA volunteer Justin Mehaffey waters seedlings at the Garinger High School Urban Farm.

AREVA volunteer Justin Mehaffey waters seedlings at the Garinger High School Urban Farm.

Contact

Lauren Hultz
AREVA Site Communications
Charlotte, N.C.
(704) 805-2479
Lauren.Hultz@areva.com

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AREVA in North America (AREVA Inc.) combines U.S. and Canadian leadership to supply high added-value products and services to support the operation of the commercial nuclear fleet. Globally, AREVA is present throughout the entire nuclear cycle, from uranium mining to used fuel recycling, including nuclear reactor primary circuit design and fabrication, and operating fleet engineering and services. AREVA is recognized by utilities around the world for its expertise, its skills in cutting-edge technologies, and its dedication to the highest level of safety. AREVA Inc.’s 4,100 employees are helping build tomorrow’s energy model: supplying ever safer, cleaner and more economical energy to the greatest number of people.

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