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ORNL Federal Credit Union is making room in one of its buildings for a state-funded agency that helps combat abuse of children, domestic partners and the elderly.

The Anderson County Family Justice Center (ACFJC) will lease space at a building owned by ORNL on Broadway Avenue in Oak Ridge, about a mile northeast of the credit union’s headquarters.

The east Tennessee credit union ($2.7 billion in assets, 181,497 members) is donating furniture, furnishings and improvements worth about $60,000 and is leasing 3,800 square feet of the 13,000-square-foot building at a below-market rate, Jessica Emert, a spokeswoman for the credit union, said. “And, at the end of the lease, the ACFJC has the ability to purchase the space at a very reasonable cost,” she said.

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