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TVA Employees Contribute $2.6 Million To Local Causes
Tennessee Valley Authority employees contributed nearly $2.6 million in 2013 through payroll giving to the Combined Federal Campaign, according to a TVA news release.
“TVA was created to serve the people of this region,” TVA President and CEO Bill Johnson said. “Our employees embody that spirit professionally and personally, not just during CFC, but every day.”
The Combined Federal Campaign, established in 1961 with support from President John F. Kennedy, is the sole fundraising program for federal employees. TVA said the campaign has become the nation’s leading workplace giving program, raising more money for charity than any other annual employee-giving program.
The CFC is comprised of more than 200 local campaigns. TVA employees contributed to several across the Valley in 2013, including:
-- Chattanooga Area - $1,528,861
-- Smoky Mountain Region (Knoxville) - $419,874
-- Tennessee Regional (Nashville) - $261,276
-- Muscle Shoals (Ala.) CFC - $100,064
-- Tennessee Valley CFC (Huntsville, Ala.) - $182,793
-- CFC of the Mid South (Memphis) - $29,264
-- Greater Mississippi CFC - $2,466
-- Western Kentucky - $62,114
-- Bowling Green, Ky. - $1,820
-- Total TVA Employee Giving - $2,588,532
“Our employees work every day to make the Valley a better place to live through TVA’s mission of energy, environment and economic development,” said Dan Traynor, TVA chief information officer and Chattanooga-area campaign chairman. “Each year during the Combined Federal Campaign our employees take that desire to help our communities and fellow citizens a step further by contributing to causes that benefit so many.”
Employees can choose among thousands of local, national and international organizations to support.TVA Employees Contribute $2.6 Million To Local Causes
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Federal investigators have now connected the Sony Pictures hack to the isolated communist nation, according to an official who spoke on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to openly discuss an ongoing criminal case.
Earlier in the day, the besieged company said it was canceling the Christmas Day release of "The Interview." It cited the threats of violence against movie theaters and decisions by the largest multiplex chains in North America, one after another, to pull the film from its screens.
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The initiatives will include new ways to screen drivers and the creation of teams that can rapidly respond to safety-related reports.
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