PITTSBURGH, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Duquesne Light Company (NYSE: DQE) employees will honor the life and contributions of Martin Luther King Jr. through their volunteer work in Allegheny and Beaver counties on Monday, Jan. 19. Established by Duquesne Light in 1996, the ninth annual "Living the Dream" program commemorates the legacy of Rev. King through community service projects. "Each year, we select specific human service agencies based on input from our employee volunteers, and the needs expressed by the agencies themselves," said Pamela Coates, Community Relations manager. "This year, approximately 30 Duquesne Light employees have volunteered to aid six agencies located in Allegheny and Beaver county communities near where they live or work." * Beaver County Rehabilitation Center in New Brighton provides people with disabilities the opportunity for vocational growth and independence while respecting the dignity and uniqueness of each individual. Volunteers will provide one-on-one supervision with clients as they work at mailing, assembly, quality control and other jobs. * St. Barnabas Nursing Home in Gibsonia offers comprehensive, compassionate care for people of all ages. Duquesne Light volunteers will escort and interact with senior residents. * Pennsylvania Organization for Women in Early Recovery (POWER) in Swissvale provides quality treatment and support to women who are changing their lives through recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs. Volunteers will assist with painting and other maintenance duties. * Lemington Center in East Liberty provides healthcare and nursing services to residents. Volunteers will escort and interact with senior citizens. * Westinghouse Valley Human Services Center in Turtle Creek is a one-stop shop designed to address the social needs of the Mon Valley. Volunteers will assist with painting and light cleaning. * Lifesteps in Beaver helps children, mentally and physically challenged adults and families in crisis. Volunteers will interact with young clients and assist with maintenance duties. "Living the Dream provides a hands-on opportunity for Duquesne Light employee volunteers to recognize and honor the unselfish contributions of Dr. King," said Coates. "We are more than happy to act in his spirit on behalf of those in need within our communities." Photo/Interview Opportunities Organization Address Contact Person Phone 1. Beaver County 1517 Sixth Ave. Frank Shialabba 724-847-1306 Rehabilitation New Brighton, PA Center 15066 2. St. Barnabas 5827 Meridian Rd. Pamela Dixon 724-444-5556 Nursing Home Gibsonia, PA 15044 3. P.O.W.E.R. 7445 Church St. Karen Clark 412-271-0500 Swissvale, PA Ext. 125 15218 4. Lemington 1625 Lincoln Ave. Raymont Conner 412-441-3700 Center East Liberty, PA 15206 5. Westinghouse 519 Penn Ave. Randy Thomas 412-829-7112 Valley Human Turtle Creek, PA Services 15145 Center 6. Lifesteps (Formerly Easter Melissa Berg 724-774-6494 Seal Centers, Inc.) 138 Friendship Circle Beaver, PA 15009 About Duquesne Light Company Duquesne Light Company is a leader in the transmission and distribution of electric energy, offering technological innovation and superior customer service and reliability to more than half a million direct customers throughout southwestern Pennsylvania.
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