Oak Ridge Associated Universities and Materials and Chemistry Laboratory Inc. recently joined together to donate a total of $9,000 in services to Emory Valley Center in support of their Capital Campaign for a new facility.
The new building will incorporate many features to enhance the lives of people with disabilities being served, including a Job Training Center, Life Enrichment Classrooms, Adult Day Center, Medical Clinic, Speech, Physical and Occupational Services, Gym, and more, a press release said.
An environmental survey team from ORAU partnered with Oak Ridge-based Materials and Chemistry Laboratory Inc., or MCLinc, to provide sampling and laboratory analysis for Emory Valley Center, which is in the initial stages of demolishing an old building on its campus to make room for the new facility.
The ORAU survey team consisting of Tim Vitkus, Adam Kirthlink, Jason Lee, Daniel Edds, Evan Harpeneau, and Mark Berkheimer donated their time, and they performed sampling to identify any contaminants that may be present at the site, the press release said.
ORAU’s $4,000 contribution paid for a portion of the lab analysis costs being performed at a reduced rate by MCLinc, allowing Emory Valley Center to allocate capital funds toward other costs associated with construction of the new facility.
“Emory Valley Center is thankful for ORAU and MCLinc’s support of the Center as we continue to move towards the construction of our new building,” said Jennifer Enderson, Emory Valley Center president. “Everyone is looking forward to entering this next phase of the project, bringing us closer to being able to better serve the people we support and the community with our new building.”
Donations from individuals and companies, as well as grant awards, have helped volunteers reach 75 percent of their total Capital Campaign goal.
Emory Valley Center is continuing to accept donations for their Capital Campaign from generous individual and business supporters throughout the community, the press release said. If you would like to donate, contact Development Director Janet Wood by email at [email protected] or call (865) 813-0576.
Emory Valley Center has been meeting the needs of the intellectually and developmentally disabled in the community since 1955. Its mission is to enhance the lives of children, adults, and their families in an environment that promotes independence, dignity, and respect, the release said.
To learn more about Emory Valley Center and its programs and services, visit www.emoryvalleycenter.com.