For the past 20 years during the holidays, Louisville Water employees at the Crescent Hill Water Treatment Plant have helped families at JCPS’s Field Elementary, which sits right next to the plant.
This year, employees adopted three Field families to make their holidays a little brighter. Crescent Hill employees donated money and wrapped the presents. Employees Steve Nalley, Lee Lorimor, and Clayton Reesor helped to deliver them to Field’s Family Resource Coordinator Kevin Knochenmus on Thurs., Dec.16. Engineering Associate Kim Thomas spearheaded the effort.
The parents of two of the families are immigrants from Africa who are seminary students getting their doctoral degrees. Louisville Water employees provided clothes, books and art supplies for the five children between the two families. Employees also provided gifts for a third family whose mother is terminally ill. Thomas is also arranging a delivered Christmas dinner and a professional house cleaning for that family as well.
“These are the best families in the whole wide world, and they deserve everything we can do for them,” said Field Elementary Principal Deb Rivera. “Louisville Water is amazing — we can always count on you guys to bless our families in some way. These are three wonderful families, and these gifts will change the season for them. We thank you.”