Continuous Community Support

The FirstEnergy Foundation awarded $5,000 to the East Central Habitat for Humanity (ECHFH) for a new construction project in Massillon, Ohio. Laura Tubo, regional External Affairs consultant (c.), presents the check to Beth Lechner, executive director and CEO, ECHFH (r. of Laura). Also in the photo are members of the ECHFH staff.

January 4, 2019

The FirstEnergy Foundation provides support to numerous nonprofit organizations throughout the year. Here are a few recent examples.

John Norman, regional External Affairs consultant (l.), presents a $2,500 FirstEnergy Foundation donation to Ashley Napier, manager, Central West Virginia Outreach Center. The funds will support a capital improvement project at the facility.

The FirstEnergy Foundation has committed $30,000 over a two-year period to support Berks Nature’s maintenance and monitoring activities in transmission and distribution rights-of-way that cross the Neversink Mountain Preserve. Berks Nature will use the funds to control undesirable vegetation, preserve important species and promote desirable vegetation. Shown at the presentation are (l.-r.): Christopher Spencer, assistant project manager, Transmission Support, Burns & McDonnell; Katrina Schnobrich , manager, Transmission Vegetation Management; Tami Shimp, vice president, Development & Community Relations, Berks Nature; Larry Lloyd, senior ecologist, Berks Nature; and Douglas Kinyo, manager, Forestry Services.

Eren Demiray (l.), manager, Energy Efficiency Reporting, and board member of ACCESS Shelter, presents a $5,000 check to Jackie Hemsworth, director of Advancement, ACCESS. The funds were used in support of ACCESS’ mission to serve homeless women and children in the greater Akron community.

When extreme flash flooding caused significant damage in southeastern York County, Met-Ed crews and contractors worked to restore power to customers in the area. Met-Ed was able to minimize travel time by dispatching crews and materials from the New Bridgeville Fire Company’s parking lot. In recognition of the fire company’s support, the FirstEnergy Foundation awarded $2,000 to the group. Shown at the check presentation are (l.-r.): Tom Daugherty, supervisor, Regional Operations; Kathy Seilhamer, manager, External Affairs; Ron Witmer, fire chief; Brian Lachman, manager, Operations Services; and Pennsylvania State Rep. Stan Saylor.