ORNL donates to Child Advocacy Center

Back row: Kevin Gindelsperger, Robert May. Middle Row: President and CEO of 7 Chris Boler, Meredith Slimp, Raj Jain, Brandon Pelizzari, Stephen McNally, Jason Lawrence. Front row: President and CEO of ORNL Federal Credit Union Colin Anderson, Ebony Capshaw, Child Advocacy Center employee Fran Pisano, Child Advocacy Center Ex- ecutive Director Margaret Durgin, ORNL employee Andrea Browning, ORNL employee James Schiermeyer.
ORNL Federal Credit Union presented a check for $815 to the Child Advocacy Center in Clinton on Friday.

The CAC serves children who have been victims of sexual or physical abuse, according to board member Stephen McNally.

Since the organization was founded by District Attorney Dave Clark in 2008, the center sees between 400-500 children consistently every year.

“It’s unfortunate that this organization even needs to exist, but we are fortunate that it does exist,” said McNally.

Executive Director Margaret Durgin said that the center offers forensic interviews, medical evaluations, cognitive behavioral therapy and caseworkers stay with the child from the beginning of the investigation until the child stops receiving services.

ORNL raised the money when they participated in the Covenant Health Knoxville marathon.

They raised a dollar for every mile that they walked or ran, and employees voted on which nonprofit to donate to. More than 200 employees participated