Cheerful Givers

January 29, 2020

​Each year, FirstEnergy employees go above and beyond with their charitable holiday activities. Here are a few examples from Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) and Mon Power.


The FirstEnergy Foundation made a $1,000 donation to Holiday Express, Inc. (HEI) in Monmouth County.
Kathy Moyer, Customer Account specialist, Holmdel, and HEI volunteer, played Elmo for one of the agency’s holiday events. HEI delivers the gifts of music, food, presents and human kindness to more than 100 special needs organizations during the holiday season.

Kathy is ready for her Elmo appearance.

Elmo having fun with the crowd.​

Rob Rizzolo, Customer Service representative, Holmdel, used his Volunteer Time Off (VTO) for a toy drive sponsored by the Island Heights Volunteer First Aid Squad and Island Heights Police Department. The event benefitted families in Ocean and Monmouth counties who could not afford gifts. More than $600 worth of new toys was collected.​

Rob (l.) gets ready to deliver gifts with First Aid Squad’s Heather Famileo and Wayne Dickinson.

Jim Ma​rkey, consultant, Regional External Affairs, presented a $950 FirstEnergy Foundation check to Donna Campagna, Allenhurst Borough, in support of its annual holiday lighting event

Jim also presented a $2,000 FirstEnergy Foundation check to Matt Whalen, Asbury Park Chamber of Commerce, for its annual holiday lighting event. 


​The FirstEnergy Foundation helped sponsor the 2019 Trees for Troops program. Since 2005, the program has provided nearly 209,000 Christmas trees to military personnel at more than 65 bases in the U.S. and overseas. As part of our sponsorship, we provided national branding for the program and created and donated specialty Christmas ornaments. Additionally, our employees volunteered at local Trees for Troops events held on the Naval Weapons Earle Base in Colts Neck, N.J., and at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station (Air Force/Navy/Marines) in Vienna, Ohio.

Volunteering at the Earle Base are, l.-r.: Jackie DeFelice, Customer Account specialist; Bill Kwasnicki, Customer Account specialist; and Spencer Morasch, engineer V.

​​Mon Power

Employees at Mon Power Headquarters and White Hall Service Center adopted 50 angels (families/children in need) for the Fairmont Salvation Army Angel Tree.

Busy elves, l.-r.: Christian Feiereisen, security officer; Jill Eleyette, advanced administrative assistant; Terry Kirk, distribution technician-regulatory; and LeAnne Cremeens, associate business analyst are ready to distribute the gifts.

Mon Power distribution forestry employees volunteered at the Mountaineer Food Bank preparing toys and boxes of food for local agencies to distribute to those in need. Working with an ROTC group, our volunteers broke the all-time record of filling 2,024 boxes.