Helping the Homeless

March 4, 2020

​Homelessness is a growing problem in communities throughout our service territory. The FirstEnergy Foundation continues to fight the problem by providing support to local shelters and programs.

The FirstEnergy Foundation contributed $1,000 to Hope Rescue Mission (HRM) in Reading, Pa. The mission serves more than 50% of Berks County’s homeless population and provides critical emergency shelter services for more than 1,000 homeless men each year.

At the check presentation (l.-r.): James R. Smith, HRM; Christian Leinbach, county commissioner; David Turner, manager, Regional External Affairs (Met-Ed); and Robert Turchi, HRM.

The FirstEnergy Foundation provided a $10,000 check to Homeless Solutions. The organization is a private nonprofit that has been helping the homeless and working poor in Morristown, N.J., since 1983.

​At the presentation are Bob Flynn, consultant, Regional External Affairs (r.), and ​Dan McGuire and Stephanie Cicale of Homeless Solutions.