Kudos from Our Communities
June 15, 2018
Volunteering in the community and helping those in need are second nature for FirstEnergy employees.
We see it every year when our employees volunteer time and generously donate during our Harvest for Hunger and United Way campaigns. We also show up annually to participate in various United Way Day of Action/Day of Caring events throughout our service area.
Our caring does not go unnoticed. Many organizations recognize our company – and employees – for our spirit of giving and support in the communities that we serve.
Here are a few examples of kudos from community organizations:
Rosemary Spoljarick, manager, Community Involvement, was recently honored by the Greensburg-Jeannette Branch of the NAACP in Greensburg, Pa., with the organization’s Community Service Award. Rosemary was recognized for her community volunteerism and dedication of time to the NAACP, as well as many other organizations in the local area.
“Being the recipient of the Community Service Award was personally gratifying,” said Rosemary. “The award also recognized our company’s ongoing commitment to supporting organizations and our communities.”
The United Way of Greater Lorain County (Ohio) recently held its annual Celebration of Community Impact event at Lakeland Community College. FirstEnergy was honored with a Pinnacle Award, which recognizes the high degree of support that an organization and its employees exhibit for the United Way’s mission. It also acknowledges the spirit and dedication exemplified in the company’s fundraising activities. Terry Killeen, manager, External Affairs, accepted the award.
“Accepting this award on behalf of my Ohio Edison coworkers was very meaningful – especially after a few of the event speakers bravely told their stories of how our local United Way agency has changed their lives,” said Terry. “It was humbling to hear first-hand how we really made a difference by helping others become productive and confident.”