In the Community
“We are so glad that TVA chose to spend a Day of Service with our teachers and students!” — Angela Meekins, Porter-Leath Academy’s Engagement Manager
Partygoers of all ages hugged, danced and took selfies with Louie, including City of Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland, Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris and Shelby County Commissioner Willie F. Brooks Jr.
“It feels like a warm blanket has been laid over my home.... It’s a peace of mind that people come together and give, and you can’t put a price tag on it.” — Erica Warren, Home Uplift participant
Memphis-based TVA employees spent the morning with children at the Power Center Academy Elementary School as part of their Career Day.
On Friday, December 6, 2019, a TVA employee pulled up to Whitehaven High School in Memphis with one mission in mind: to help make a difference in young people’s lives.
Some pieces of history from the decommissioned TVA Allen Plant are now providing new usefulness for children at Riverview Elementary School.
Nearly 70 TVA employees from the Memphis area recently rolled up their sleeves for an “Afternoon of Service” in Memphis. Spread across the Bluff City, the group gathered at several locations with one objective in mind – uplifting people and neighborhoods.
Six Shelby County schools and more than 250 families will benefit from a new partnership with TVA that creates Healthy School Pantries in local schools.
I learned so much! The workshop was wonderful. I didn’t know that some devices and appliances left plugged in – like cell phone chargers – still use electricity, even if you’re not there.” — Memphis homeowner Kathy Scales
“We wanted to show gratitude to the first responders who protect the people of the Valley.” — Sabrina Trimmier, TVA
“What started off as a reading tour last year has spawned into other partnership opportunities, which shows that TVA has a sense of duty toward students’ success and the community.” — Illeanette Rosado-Wilson, Shelby County Schools
"This program represents an increase of opportunities to create economic pathways for families. Individual business owners will also get the business enhancements and skillsets they need...." — Eugenia Gray, Memphis Urban League
"To have companies like TVA to come onboard, to support the efforts of the Memphis Office of Youth Services, it really speaks volumes,” — Memphis Office of Youth Services Director Ike Griffith
“Along with our sponsor, the Tennessee Valley Authority, Explore Memphis is dedicated to providing enriching opportunities to enhance the educational experiences of our children of the Mid-South.” – Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland
“The workshop was wonderful! I learned so much. I didn’t know that some devices and appliances left plugged in – like cell phone chargers – still use electricity, even if you’re not there.” —Kathy Scales, workshop attendee
The heat is on in Memphis, but you don’t have to break a sweat! Stay cool and keep more cash with TVA’s money saving tips.
“To see them get excited about learning…that was really cool. They get really excited when they know what’s happening, and when they see something they didn’t expect to happen you can see them all cheer.” — Jonathan Poulder, TVA
“Pursuing a Utility Energy Services Contract with TVA positions this building for long-term operational efficiency and will provide a productive work space for employees and visitors.” — John M. Dennis, U.S. General Services Administration
“We are changing people’s lives one home at a time. By investing in home energy upgrades, we are helping our neighbors save money on their power bills, live healthier and enjoy a better quality of life.” — Frank Rapley, TVA
“Home weatherization is extremely important. A lot of people think their utility bills will be high no matter what, but if your home is weatherized, it will have a direct impact on your utility consumption, which will reduce your energy bill.” — Gale Jones Carson, MLGW