Community Support – Far and Wide
August 5, 2021
From sprucing up local facilities and historical sites to assisting with a Habitat for Humanity home build to stocking food pantries, our employees are on the move in an effort to improve the communities we serve.
Members of several Distribution Support groups volunteered at a Habitat for Humanity build in Akron. The team spent the day hanging vinyl siding, working alongside other volunteers and the future homeowner.
The Community Involvement Team for our MOSaic Employee Business Resource Group purchased needed items for two women’s shelters: Dove Center in Oakland, Md., and Bethany House in Martinsburg, W.Va. The group donated pajamas, personal items, toys, laundry detergent, baby care items, kitchenware, blankets, towels and more.
Several employees volunteered at the Monroe Street Neighborhood Center in Toledo by unloading trucks and stocking the center’s pantry. They were able to complete the work in record time!
Greensburg volunteers participated in a “Spring Clean Up Day” at the YWCA of Westmoreland County. The group took part in landscaping work around the building.
Steve Peters, manager, Engineering Services, was honored by The State Journal and West Virginia News in Clarksburg, W.Va. Steve was among 40 individuals under the age of 40 across the state, recognized for their efforts on the job and in the community.
About 50 FirstEnergy employees volunteered to help the Summit County Historical Society beautify the grounds of the historical Perkins Stone Mansion and the John Brown House where the organization hosted free Juneteenth events. Check out this video for highlights.