Aqua-Chem, Inc. Employees Unite for the Holidays to Show the True Meaning of Christmas by Assisting Two Local Tennessee Families
Aqua-Chem, Inc., the leader in Global Water Solutions, rallied it's employees this past holiday season to help two local Knoxville, Tennessee families. Aqua-Chem, Inc. employees graciously displayed the true meaning of Christmas, by raising over $1700 to provide these two families with all of their Christmas wants and needs. Aqua-Chem worked with the Family Crisis Center to identify these families. Family Crisis Center For most women, leaving an abusive partner is a potentially life-threatening situation. These women have no support and no safe place to go. This is where the Family Crisis Center (FCC) comes in, offering emergency shelter and support for abused women, children and seniors fleeing domestic violence. Because leaving a violent home is dangerous, many of these women have left the majority of their belongings behind, in order to make a quick escape. These victims come in to the FCC in crisis, with few personal belonging, and many emergency needs. The FCC provides a safe place for refuge, crisis intervention and supportive services to plan for their future. The program's goal is to help abuse victims through a plan for safety, emergency shelter and help with housing and increased self-sufficiency. "We truly enjoyed being able to give back to these families located in Aqua-Chem's headquarters’ community " said Aqua-Chem President and CEO David Gensterblum. "Our employees embraced this project from the beginning and went above and beyond to donate special, personal items for each of the family members. Aqua-Chem was proud to work with Family Crisis Center".