Union workers at Farley Nuclear Plant are carrying on a Christmas tradition this year. The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 796 is giving gifts and food to 25 families. Among those benefiting from the worker's generosity are almost 60 children that might not otherwise have a Merry Christmas.
"We've been doing this for more than 20 years," union member Alyse Hutchinson said. "It started back in 1985 and we've done it every year since." She said union members joined with management at the nuclear plant to make the holidays brighter for those who are struggling.
"The project itself raised about $7,000 and there's no telling how much more came from departments at Farley," Hutchinson said. The union worked with four agencies, including the Child Advocacy Center and House of Ruth, to find those who need help the most. The food and presents were handed out Monday.
"It's the Farley family and we all came together to do this project," Hutchinson said.