Helping our neighbors
“An important aspect of corporate citizenship comes from the employees who make up TVA,” says President and Chief Operating Officer Tom Kilgore. “Their contributions to our quality of life are seen through numerous, often unheralded activities performed every day.”
|TVA Police Officer Thomas McDaniel unpacks boxes at Second Harvest Food Bank during the Combined Federal Campaign Day of Caring.|
The events of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita brought to light the charitable acts done by TVA employees and retirees on a regular basis.
The week after Katrina struck, retirees and employees loaded tractor-trailers with 84,000 bottles of water and sent them to the Gulf Coast region. Retirees and employees then collected an additional $27,000 in cash donations to provide other much-needed supplies such as diapers and baby formula.
In the weeks afterward, employees and retirees contributed $212,000 and $34,000, respectively, to assist those affected by the tragedy. TVA matched those funds, making the cash contributions total more than $480,000.
No one exemplifies the spirit of can-do contribution to the community more than TVA Police Officer Thomas McDaniel (above). Last June, McDaniel was recognized at an awards ceremony and reception at the White House as a 2005 National Combined Federal Campaign Hero.
Over the past 16 years, he has done it all as a volunteer, serving as a CFC key worker and campaign co-chair, running clothing drives for local shelters, teaching school children about water safety on TVA reservoirs and gang prevention in the streets, and working with the Junior Olympics.