Oak Ridge National Laboratory


News Release

Media Contact: Fred Strohl (strohlhf@ornl.gov)
Communications and External Relations


Team UT-Battelle to assist in constructing Habitat home

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., May 19, 2006 — Members of Team UT-Battelle -- a volunteer organization composed of employees of the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory participating in community service projects -- will be helping to build a new Habitat for Humanity home in Oak Ridge this spring and summer.

Team UT-Battelle members are participating on Saturdays in all phases of construction of the new home, located on Tuskegee Avenue in Oak Ridge.

"This is a tremendous opportunity for our workforce to get involved in helping a family to achieve the dream of owning their own home," said Brenda Hackworth, ORNL's director of community outreach. "Team UT-Battelle has helped in the past in the construction of Habitat for Humanity homes in Anderson and Morgan counties. Each project is a wonderful experience."

ORNL employee Sherry Livengood has been active with Habitat for years and is thrilled for the ORNL assistance.

"I'm excited that my co-workers can get out on a site, work together and see the accomplishment of putting a needy family into a house that will be a blessing to them for many years to come," Livengood said.

Employees of Pro2Serve in Oak Ridge will also be among those providing manpower in the construction of the Habitat for Humanity home.

ORNL is managed by UT-Battelle for the Department of Energy.