When building houses for those in need, Habitat for Humanity seeks volunteers, supplies, and monetary donations. In an effort to help the organization achieve its goals, EnergySolutions contributed $50,000 to Habitat for Humanity of Anderson County over a period of five years to support housing developments in both Oak Ridge and Clinton, and the company also assisted the organization with transporting much-needed supplies to the community.
Habitat for Humanity of Anderson County is an ecumenical ministry founded in 1992 that builds simple, decent, and affordable houses with participating families, and works with diverse individuals, organizations, and faith communities to serve others. Habitat for Humanity of Anderson County accepts monetary donations, as well as ink cartridges, cell phones, aluminum cans, and even vehicles to recycle, and the Habitat ReStore accepts gently used household items, furniture, appliances, and even building materials to resell.
“By focusing our efforts throughout the year with those who need it most, we are able to provide both monetary donations, and more importantly, time to these organizations to help make an impact in our community,” said Alan Parker of EnergySolutions.
“Businesses like EnergySolutions have been vital to the Habitat ReStore’s success as well as the Habitat for Humanity affiliate, and we appreciate its continued support for our organization and the Oak Ridge community,” said Charlotte Bowers, interim executive director for Habitat for Humanity of Anderson County. “All donations help us build a home for families in need.”
Employees from EnergySolutions also completed a Habitat for Humanity house in Roane County in 2006. Employees volunteered performing light construction work, electrical maintenance, prepping/painting, landscaping, provided supplies, and worked side by side with the recipient until the house was complete.
For more information on ways to donate and get involved with Habitat for Humanity of Anderson County, visit www.hfhac.org or call the office at (865) 482-7713. The Habitat ReStore ((865) 483-5433) is located at 105 Randolph Road in Oak Ridge. For more information about EnergySolutions, visit www.energysolutions.com, or contact Sharon Templeton at (865) 220-1263.