Feeding Families in Need for the Holidays
February 1, 2019
Providing food for everyday nourishment is a challenge year-round for some families. The holidays are no exception. Employees throughout the company went above and beyond in supporting food drives, fundraisers and more to help ensure those in need in our communities had a joyous holiday season.
FirstEnergy’s Veterans & Allies Employee Business Resource Group once again partnered with the USO of Northern Ohio to sponsor a Holiday Care Package Collection at 18 individual collection sites. The drive resulted in 65 moving-sized boxes filled with supplies (which translates to more than 700 care packages), $730 in cash donations, as well as hand-written letters and cards.
Members of the FECC Reading Leadership Team and their family members distributed turkeys, milk, dried goods and vegetables to families in need at The Salvation Army of Reading.
Our Fairmont Contact Center employees collected gifts, food, monetary donations and items for
Christmas dinner for a local family (mother, father and three children). The mother was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and our employees’ generosity helped make the family’s holidays more enjoyable.