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ORAU Assists with ADFAC Donation and Distribution

July 29, 2005

OAK RIDGE, Tenn.—Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) employees are reaching out to the community again, and this time it’s benefiting the Aid to Distressed Families of Appalachian Counties (ADFAC) program. ORAU is wrapping up a campaign in which employees partner with ADFAC to supply local children with back-to-school supplies. ORAU donated approximately $2,800 of school supplies for families, and twenty-seven employees are volunteering at the distribution center to deliver materials to students this week.

This is the sixth year ORAU has assisted ADFAC, which is an independent, nonprofit organization that reaches out to underprivileged families within the community, providing basic survival necessities and striving to improve or replace existing substandard housing. ADFAC’s goal is to restore pride and stability to neighborhoods.

ORAU provides innovative scientific and technical solutions to advance national priorities in science, education, security and health. Through specialized teams of experts, unique laboratory capabilities and access to a consortium of more than 100 major Ph.D.-granting institutions, ORAU works with federal, state, local and commercial customers to advance national priorities and serve the public interest. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and federal contractor, ORAU manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

Martha Hammond displaying school supplies

ORAU employee Martha Hammond displays some of the supplies available at the ADFAC school supply distribution center.

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Martha Hammond helps to load school supplies

ORAU employee Martha Hammond helps a community member select items on the school supply list for her son’s middle school classes.

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