Trinity Health Foundation Awards over $700,000 in Grants to Five East Tennessee Nonprofits

Trinity Health Foundation Awards over $700,000 in Grants  to Five East Tennessee Nonprofits

Knoxville, Tenn., Oct. 30, 2013 – The Trinity Health Foundation of East Tennessee, successor to Mercy Health Partners Foundation, today announced it has awarded over $700,000 in grants to five local nonprofits to improve the physical, emotional and spiritual health of East Tennessee. Through its grant process this year, the Trinity Health Foundation of East Tennessee has awarded nearly $1.0 million in grants to local nonprofits. “We could not be more proud to provide support to these five initiatives that we believe will make great strides in improving the quality of life and health of those in East Tennessee,” said Dr. Lee Martin, President of the Trinity Health Foundation of East Tennessee. “We also want to thank all those who have contributed their time and resources to Trinity through past efforts with the Mercy Health Partners Foundation. Together we can continue to make a significant impact on the health of the East Tennessee community.” Formerly known as the Mercy Health Partners Foundation serving the needs of Mercy Health Partners, Trinity Health Foundation of East Tennessee was established as an independent foundation in 2011 when the non-profit Mercy System was purchased by Tennova.  Trinity’s predecessor, Mercy Health Partners Foundation, was formed in 2008 from the merger of two non-profit systems, St. Mary’s Health System and Baptist Health System of East Tennessee, whose foundations’ philanthropic activities benefited East Tennessee for more than twenty-five years. The 2013 Phase II health initiative grant recipients include: Breakthrough Corporation ($150,000) – Employment Opportunities for Jobseekers with Disabilities. Breakthrough Corporation will initiate Project SEARCH, a program for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the Knoxville area, which will provide them with life enriching new opportunities for employment in well-paying, skilled jobs. Two sites of the nationally acclaimed Project SEARCH program will be established at leading Knoxville employers. Project SEARCH provides people with autism, cerebral palsy and intellectual disabilities with nine-month internships that include coursework and training rotations through three jobs at an employer’s workplace. Upon completion, interns are hired by either the host employer or other collaborating employers. Compassion Coalition ($150,000) – The Future Story Project. Compassion Coalition will develop through Getting Ahead classes The Future Story Project which will serve Knox County residents who wish to escape from the economic environment of poverty and long to build a better future for themselves and their families.  Each Getting Ahead class composed of 10 – 12 individuals, known as Investigators who currently live in poverty, will perform extensive self-analysis of the impact that living in poverty has on their lives.  They will explore how their lives can change, situations can improve, and stability can be achieved for themselves and their families.  Each Getting Ahead graduate will...

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Merit Construction & Pat Summitt Plaza

Merit Construction & Pat Summitt Plaza

Merit Construction update on Pat Summitt Plaza at UT- 550,000 lbs of concrete within feature wall; 43,000 lbs if reinforcing steel; 3 million pounds of stone behind feature wall; Coach’s signature will weigh over 2,000 pounds and her statue will stand over 8 feet ! Nov. 22 is the opening day! The Pat Summitt Plaza will serve as a permanent testament to the career of college basketball’s greatest coach. Welcoming visitors to campus at the intersection of Lake Loudon Boulevard and Phillip Fulmer Way, it will feature a bronze statue of Coach Summitt and celebrate the Lady Vols basketball program. Please join us in supporting this historic project....

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Huffington Post: How Natural Gas Is Powering America

Huffington Post: How Natural Gas Is Powering America

More than a quarter of our country’s power comes from natural gas. As utility companies use more of this clean energy resource, emissions have fallen to their lowest levels in 20 years. Don’t be in the dark about your energy. Check out this infographic to see how natural gas is powering our nation.  

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Charlottesville Tomorrow: SEEA celebrates the Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP) in Virginia

Local energy program celebrated by regional group by Sean Tubbs | Monday, October 07, 2013 at 10:12 p.m. A program that helps homes and businesses use less power has been honored by a regional group that seeks to raise awareness of energy-efficient building practices. During Monday’s City Council meeting, the Southeastern Energy Efficiency Alliance’s EnergyPro initiative gave the Local Energy Alliance Program(LEAP) an award for conducting over 2,000 energy audits and almost 1,400 retrofits since 2010. Of 3,556 single home retrofits made in 13 cities coordinated by the alliance, 34 percent have been facilitated by LEAP.  That’s the highest percentage of any regional entity, according alliance spokeswoman Annie Suttle. “In three short years, we’ve touched thousands of home-owners all in the name of energy efficiency,” said Cynthia Adams, executive director of LEAP. She said the program has boosted jobs while lowering the cost of energy. Read more at Charlottesville...

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Ribbon Cutting Marks Official Opening of New Renewal by Andersen of Knoxville Showroom

Ribbon Cutting Marks Official Opening of New Renewal by Andersen of Knoxville Showroom

Knoxville, Tenn. – On Wednesday, October 2nd, Renewal by Andersen of Knoxville, Knoxville’s leading replacement door and window seller, hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house at its new window showroom located at 111 Northview Street in Bearden. Speakers at the ceremony included Senator Becky Massey, Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, Ashleigh Adkins, Membership Development Manager at the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce, Joe Koken, New Affiliate Manager for Renewal by Andersen, and Bill Stone of Renewal by Andersen of Knoxville. Despite being open for the last month, the ribbon cutting ceremony marked the official opening of the new and improved showroom showcasing Renewal by Andersen’s quality replacement windows and doors. “We were so thankful to have Senator Massey, Mayor Burchett, Joe Koken, New Affiliate Manager for Renewal by Andersen corporate and representatives from the Knoxville Chamber in attendance to celebrate the official opening of our new showroom,” said RBA Knoxville President, Bill Stone. “Our staff worked tremendously hard to deliver, what I believe to be, the finest showroom of replacement windows and doors in East Tennessee.” Renewal by Andersen is the exclusive start-to-finish window replacement subsidiary of Andersen Corporation—the most recognized window brand in the U.S. Drawing on the Andersen tradition of over 100 years of quality, innovation and craftsmanship, Renewal by Andersen was founded with the objective of creating a different and better window and door replacement experience for homeowners. Since opening our first store in Minnesota in1995, Renewal by Andersen has rapidly grown to more than 100 markets in the U.S., becoming one of the largest window replacement companies in the country. About Renewal by Andersen Andersen Corporation includes Andersen brand windows and doors, Eagle Window and Door and Silver Line Building Products. Headquartered in Bayport, Minnesota, Andersen Corporation is an international enterprise employing approximately 10,000 people in locations across North America with sales worldwide. About Renewal by Andersen of Knoxville Renewal by Andersen of Knoxville, an independent retailer of Renewal by Andersen, offers homeowners in the city of Knoxville and surrounding areas a variety of replacement window and door design options. The company takes great pride in serving the Knoxville area with quality replacement windows and doors with a start-to-finish process. Homeowners can visit the company’s web site at www.knoxwindows.com to inquire about a complimentary consultation and to view additional information about Renewal by Andersen. ### Media Contacts: Clay Crownover CFC Strategies, LLC (703) 717-8992 [email protected] Ashley McCloud Renewal by Andersen of Knoxville (865) 588-2508 [email protected]

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WHNT: Local Energy Savers Honored for Leadership, Innovation

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – This week, the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance honored local companies and individuals helping to save energy in Huntsville. The group honored Mayor Tommy Battle, the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs and Nexus Energy Center. It’s all for the leadership and support of the Alabama WISE home energy upgrade program.  According to Mayor Battle, by helping residents save energy, it means more money put back into the local economy. See the full report...

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