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    Christmas party for Center for Toxicology and Environmental Health in Little Rock cancelled due to weather, catering donated to Our House instead

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    Little Rock News:

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -The Center for Toxicology and Environmental Health (CTEH) in Little Rock used this week's winter storm to help others in need.

    Their annual Christmas party was supposed to take place at the Clinton Library Friday night, and people from all over the country were flying in to celebrate until the ice storm hit. By the time they had to reschedule, it was too late, and the catering company already had the food prepared, so they decided to put it to good use and donate it.

    "The amount that we were going to spend on our party, the folks will take more than a week's worth of food for the folks here at Our House. Our folks were actually pretty excited about it when we told them that instead of going to the party we're going to use the food here. People were really very excited about that," said Phil Goad, a partner of CTEH.

    Goad added that they all consider it a blessing to be able to give back.

    CTEH (http://on.kthv.com/IQ3rEW) is an environmental consulting firm that examines toxicology, risk assessment, industrial hygiene, occupational health, claims and regulatory compliance, and response to emergencies or other events involving release or threat of release of chemicals.

    Our House (http://on.kthv.com/1f4tx2o) provides shelter, childcare, and education and job training to homeless people and families so they can have the skills necessary to be successful in the workforce.

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