Getting Things Done in Jersey

August 6, 2020

Here are a few great examples of Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) employees keeping their volunteer spirit alive.

Fifteen JCP&L employees volunteered at Fulfill of Monmouth & Ocean counties (Neptune City, N.J.) foodbank. Our team worked alongside Kim Guadagno, former lieutenant governor of New Jersey and current pre​sident and CEO of Fulfill.

JCP&L donated 500 insulated lunch bags packed with ground beef and hot dogs for the Fourth of July weekend. We also packed more than 500 boxes with hamburger and hot dog buns, chips, pickles and condiments as well as 35 pallets of non-perishable food boxes.

Our volunteers take a break for a quick photo.

We also provided 80 orange cones to ensure the safe flow of traffic during the event.

Ron Crocker, consultant, Regional External Affairs, conducted a virtual check presentation to comply with social distancing measures. The $5,000 check benefitted the DowntownToms River Business Improvement District. The organization is a nonprofit that promotes and implements economic revitalization. The actual check was mailed prior to sending the animated presentation, with the hope of both arriving at the same time.

In place of this year’s annual United Way Day of Action activities, the United Way of Monmouth & Ocean Counties (UWMOC) in Wall Township, N.J., held a diaper drive. The agency’s goal was to collect 15,000 diapers. The successful event resulted in nearly 30,000 diapers, which included donations from JCP&L employees. Most women’s and children’s assistance programs do not provide diapers, so the need for this essential item is vital, and our employees were happy to assist.

L.-r.: Toni Pitts, UWMOC; Nick DiRocco, freeholder, New Jersey; John Meehan, consultant, Regional External Affairs; Kieran Tintle, consultant, Government Affairs; Lori McClane, WMOC; Elaine Vincent, advisor, Community Involvement; and Alex, UWMOC volunteer.