Generation Employees Make Season Bright

January 2, 2018

FirstEnergy Generation employees were extra busy this season helping make the holidays brighter in the communities where they live and work. Here are a few examples:

Sammis Donates Holiday Gifts to Urban Mission

Keeping up their annual tradition of holiday giving, employees at the W.H. Sammis Plant provided toys for local families through the Urban Mission of Steubenville, Ohio. The gifts were donated to the Urban Mission’s Christmas Shop, which allows parents requiring assistance to select a variety of free holiday gifts for their children. Sammis has participated in the program over the years to help make Christmas special for many families.

D-B Engineering Enhances Toy Drive, Festivities

It won’t be a “Blue Christmas” for children in Ottawa County this year, thanks, in part, to the generosity of Davis-Besse’s Engineering employees. As part of the site’s annual toy drive, the Engineering group challenged themselves to up their contribution of toys in return for a vocal tribute to Elvis by Director Ken Byrd at the annual department luncheon. Needless to say, Ken had to sing for his lunch!

Beaver Valley: ‘Tis the Season for Giving

As part of the FirstEnergy Foundation’s “12 Gifts of the Season,” Beaver Valley Site Vice President Rich Bologna spent some time delivering donations — and smiles — to four local nonprofits. They included River Communities Fiduciary Services, Inc.; Hosanna Industries; Church Army USA; and Aliquippa Impact.

Canonsburg Warms Winter Nights

Workers at the Canonsburg Maintenance Facility made chilly winter nights a little warmer for several dozen underprivileged youngsters this holiday. Employees at the suburban Pittsburgh facility, which includes Mobile Maintenance and the Central Repair Shop, pitched in and purchased 64 sets of pajamas for a FirstEnergy pajama drive donation to Open M, an organization seeking to break the cycle of poverty and improve the health of local communities, one family at a time. PJs collected include those for 11 teenage girls, 11 teenage boys, 16 girls aged three months and above, and 26 boys aged three months and above.

Perry Team Helps Families for the Holidays

Perry’s NAYGN chapter organized the Adopt-a-Family drive to benefit local children. This year, through the generosity of Perry employees, 25 children in Lake County will be having a merrier Christmas. Hundreds of gifts were collected, including 15 bikes, clothing and toys for each child.

On Friday, NAYGN members wrapped the presents and delivered them to the Salvation Army of Lake County.