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ADFAC home dedicated with help from UT-Battelle
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OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Sept. 24, 2013 -- UT-Battelle has made it possible for an Oak Ridge family to live in a new home.
Ninety-six ORNL employees working through Team UT-Battelle helped build the new home sponsored by Aid to Distressed of Families of Appalachian Counties (ADFAC). The home, located at 104 Jay Lane, Oak Ridge, was dedicated Sept. 18.
Annie Cacheiro, ADFAC’s executive director, thanked the 96 employees who showed up each Saturday during the summer in good and bad weather to work on the project. Cacheiro said the UT-Battelle work effort amassed more than 1,700 hours and noted the home could not have been completed without the work done by UT-Battelle volunteers.
During the dedication ceremony, ORNL Director Thom Mason presented a $5,000 check to ADFAC, which has now coordinated the construction of two Oak Ridge homes with the assistance of UT-Battelle.
ADFAC is a local, nonprofit and United Way partner agency that strives to help impoverished families become stable and self-sufficient through direct assistance and educational services. Through the years, ADFAC has responded to more than 60,000 requests for assistance.