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ORAU Employees Assist ADFAC with School Supplies Distribution

July 27, 2006

OAK RIDGE, Tenn.—For the seventh straight year, Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) employees are helping families in need by providing back-to-school school supplies through the Aid to Distressed Families of Appalachian Counties (ADFAC) program. ORAU donated approximately $3,000 in school supplies, and 32 employees are volunteering their time at the organization’s distribution center to deliver materials to students this week.

Based in Oak Ridge, ADFAC is an independent, nonprofit organization serving Anderson, Campbell, Claiborne, Morgan, Roane and Scott counties. The organization reaches out to underprivileged families throughout the community by providing basic survival necessities and striving to improve or replace existing substandard housing. ADFAC’s goal is to restore pride and stability to neighborhoods.

ADFAC Distribution

Pictured L to R: ORAU employees Melissa Dash and Wendy Dupes organized school supplies for delivery to the ADFAC school supply distribution center. Thirty-two employees helped ADFAC distribute school supplies to underprivileged families residing in Anderson, Campbell, Claiborne, Morgan, Roane and Scott counties.
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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).

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