TVA Afternoon of Service Helps Uplift Memphis Communities

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.

Volunteers completed a variety of labor-intensive tasks to support schools or non-profit agencies needing it most. The list of volunteer locations included the Mid-South Food Bank, T. O. Fuller State Park, Hope House of Memphis, Ronald McDonald House and Riverview K-8 School.

 

At each site, TVA employees assisted with jobs like packaging food, cleaning and landscaping, painting and decorating school restrooms with positive affirmations, and even built a bridge for hikers visiting T. O. Fuller State Park.

At Riverview K-8 School, TVA completed two lighting projects in locker rooms and presented a $1,000 check and two robots to support the school’s robotics program.

Power Operations Program Manager Tequilla Hurt and GP&FS Support Program Manager Tracy Hightower spearheaded the planning of the volunteer events. “The agencies were so ecstatic to have TVA lend a hand and very grateful for our help in making a difference in their local communities,” Hurt said.

Following the Afternoon of Service, TVA forged a partnership with Riverview K-8 School and plans to complete other uplift projects in the near future.