Tennessee American Water Hosts Pool Party For Chambliss Center For Children

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

In what has become a tradition, Tennessee American Water will help the Chambliss Center for Children splash into summer fun by hosting a pool party at the center’s pool on Thursday at 1 p.m.  

“The pool opening is one of the most exciting times as it’s one of those traditions that  marks the official start of summer for the children here at Chambliss Center for Children," said Katie Harbison, vice president, Development and Administration at Chambliss Center for Children.  "We are extremely grateful to Tennessee American Water for partnering with us to open the pool."

Tennessee American Water plans to fill up the pool and provide goodies for the children, who are first through third graders and participants in Chambliss’ summer camp child care program. Chambliss Center for Children is a local non-profit agency that cares for hundreds of children every day.  The center’s main programs include a residential facility and foster homes to care for children who have been removed from their homes as well as an early childhood education and child care program.  

“Clean and reliable water is an essential life resource," said Daphne Kirksey, external affairs manager.  "We are committed to providing high quality water services that helps people enjoy recreational activities and the overall quality of life.  The Chambliss Center for Children plays a major role in youth development and providing necessary services to so many people in Chattanooga and Hamilton County.  We appreciate the opportunity to partner with them to help the families and children in our community.”

Both Tennessee American Water and Chambliss Center for Children have served the Chattanooga community for nearly 130 years. In addition to the pool party, the two organizations have partnered in other ways.  For example, Tennessee American Water employees have volunteered at the campus, organizing donated books and sprucing up the campus.

The Chambliss Center for Children is at 315 Gillespie Road.


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