Building Up Our Communities

April 29, 2020

Please note the information and photos were submitted prior to the coronavirus preventive measures including social distancing.

From constructing Habitat for Humanity homes to improving walking and hiking trails, our employees and the FirstEnergy Foundation find a variety of ways to support our communities.​​

The FirstEnergy Foundation contributed $10,000 toward construction of a new Leg Up Farm in Franklin County, Pa. The farm’s mission is to enrich the lives of individuals with special needs and their families through support and customized programs, such as physical, speech, aquatic and occupational therapies; behavioral health and nutrition services; therapeutic horseback riding; and educational and recreational programs.

At the check presentation, l.-r.: Jen Hitz, Leg Up Farm, and Jim Crowder, consultant, Regional External Affairs.

Several CEI employees participated in a Lake-Geauga County Habitat for Humanity’s home build where they spent the day painting the interior of a house.

Kneeling, l.-r.: Emmanuel, future homeowner, and Fred Randolph, supervisor, Concord Service Center; standing, l.-r.: Habitat volunteer; Dave Conley, consultant, Regional External Affairs; Jennie Haldi, retiree; Don Haldi, retiree; Bob Elliott, Distribution technician; and Habitat volunteer.

The Rachel Carson Trails Conservancy received a $10,000 FirstEnergy Foundation check to help restore the group’s trail following construction of the Warrendale Pine Energizing the Future project. The funds also will be used to add crushed limestone to the trail head.

Front row, l.-r.: Craig Bloom, coordinator, Construction Site; Rob Lombardo, consultant, Regional External Affairs; and Bob Mulshine, Rachel Carson Trails Conservancy (holding check), along with a few folks enjoying the trail.