Community Programs Receive a Boost

May 6, 2021

Read about how three organizations in our JCP&L, Met-Ed and West Penn Power service areas are benefitting from FirstEnergy Foundation support.

Jackie Espinoza, consultant, Regional External Affairs, JCP&L (r.), presented a $5,000 FirstEnergy Foundation check to Chris Hemmer, chief development officer, SCARC Foundation. The organization’s mission is to raise funds to provide programs and services for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Sussex County, N.J. Our sponsorship will support SCARC’s Harvest Home Foods Program (two food pantries serving more than 1,000 families).

The York County Alliance for Learning in Met-Ed’s territory received a $1,500 FirstEnergy Foundation check in support of its Business and Education Partnerships program. Shayne Smith, consultant, Regional External Affairs (l.), presented the check to Kevin Appnel, executive director.

Andrea Bortoluzzi, consultant, Community Involvement (r.), presented a $2,000 FirstEnergy Foundation check to the Pittsburgh Contingency in West Penn Power’s service area. Accepting the check is the group’s Luther and Roxanne Sewell. The Pittsburgh Contingency hosted the Talk Minority Action Group’s Western Pennsylvania Discussion with Community Partners on Race, Inclusion and Equity panel.