TVA Volunteers turn out for Record Breaking Day of Caring

Reported by: James Mahon
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Updated: 9/13/2013 6:46 pm
CHATTANOOGA, TN,(WDEF)-TVA employees swapped their computers, labs  and offices for wheel barrows and rubber gloves today.
Katie Harbison, Chambliss Center for Children,"we have 17 acres and 90,000sq feet and because our program is open 24 hours and because we here children here 24 hours a day, you can imagine the time and effort it takes to keep up this sort of facility"

Employees spent the day cutting trees, building sheds and working on plumbing and gutters.

With over 800 employees out and about in the Chattanooga region, it's a record breaking year for TVA who say they are just going to keep giving back to the community.

Dan Traynor, TVA chief Info Officer,"Set a record for the number of agencies that are getting help today, the number of projects we are working on, nearly 50 projects nearly 40 agencies".

The Combined Federal Campaign and TVA's days of caring have raised 38 million dollars over the past 21 years.

Philip Harris has volunteered for every one of those years.

"It's a wonderful agency to support, with the Combined Federal Campaign, we have a lot of people turned out and the fact so many people turned out shows the support for the Children's center and what it means to our community"

Other projects that volunteers worked on across the Tennessee Valley today included landscaping parks and school grounds, cook outs and mural paintings.

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