Preserving History

March 5, 2020

​Our service area is filled with museums, monuments and historical organizations with a mission of keeping the past alive. And, the FirstEnergy Foundation and our employees are avid supporters of these efforts.

The FirstEnergy Foundation presented a $1,000 grant to the West Virginia Black Heritage Festival (WVBHF) Inc. In addition to the annual festival in Harrison County, WVBHF renovated a former segregated school building in Clarksburg into a community center – promoting the African American experience while commemorating the many milestones reached since the Emancipation Proclamation.

Tim Pingley, consultant, Regional External Affairs (l.), presented the check to WVBHF’s James Griffin.

Retired Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. was the featured speaker at a fundraising event benefitting the Westmoreland County Veterans of the War on Terror. Casey spoke to a group of active and former military members, local elected officials, FirstEnergy employees and other attendees. The organization’s mission is to establish Patriot’s Day Plaza, which will house the Global War on Terror monument and a Killed in Action memorial located at Twin Lakes Park in Greensburg, Pa. This monument will be dedicated on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, exactly 20 years after the terror attacks on our country. The FirstEnergy Foundation made a $2,000 donation to the group.

Jim Cannon, senior Communications representative (l.), and Casey.

Reading aDAPT (Distribution Applications Powering Tomorrow) team members used their VTO at the Berks Military History Museum in Mohnton, Pa. The group received a museum history lesson before they cleaned the facility and mapped out future volunteering activities.

Shown in the Women’s section of the museum are (l.-r.): Angie Anderson and Nancy Karo, staff business analysts; and Holly Lutz, business analyst.