Supporting Our Troops
February 5, 2021
During the holidays, we take time to remember those who hold special places in our hearts, such as the military personnel who help keep our country free and safe year-round. Here’s a look at two special holiday efforts supporting our troops.
The FirstEnergy Foundation donated $5,000 to Wreaths Across America for three federal cemeteries: Indiantown Gap National Cemetery in Annville, Pa.; Grafton National Cemetery in Grafton, W.Va.; and Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Seville, Ohio. The money was divided between the three locations.
The FirstEnergy Foundation donated $15,000 to the Trees for Troops campaign to help make the holidays brighter for service men and women and their families stationed at military bases across the U.S. This is the second year that FirstEnergy has provided financial support or employee volunteers to assist with the program. “Supporting our communities and giving back to those who serve our country is a priority for FirstEnergy,” said Troy Rhoades, consultant, Regional External Affairs, and a co-chair of our Veterans and Allies EBRG. “We’re proud to partner with Trees for Troops to bring a festive spirit and joy to the brave men and women who may be far from home during the holidays.”