UNIONDALE, N.Y., May 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Last week, in celebration of National Volunteer Week (April 23-29), PSEG Long Island employees gave back to their communities by participating in more than 30 service events. Projects included teaching electrical safety to children, cooking meals at soup kitchens, cleaning up gardens and green spaces, and collecting clothing for those in need. The week's events culminated with more than 800 PSEG Long Island employees and family members joining fellow Long Islanders walking for a cause together at the March of Dimes' Walk for Babies event at Jones Beach.
"PSEG Long Island is continually working to make Long Island and the Rockaways a better place to live and work," said Dan Eichhorn, Vice President, Customer Services, PSEG Long Island. "Along with providing safe and reliable service, our employees are dedicated and proud to volunteer their time in local communities throughout the year."
National Volunteer Week is an annual, nationwide celebration of people working to improve their communities through volunteer service. Some of PSEG Long Island's National Volunteer Week projects included:
- April 23: Nassau County Girl Scouts, Old Bethpage
- PSEG Long Island volunteers collaborated with the Girl Scouts to assist with an interactive walkathon activity fair, scavenger hunt & hike, centered on the theme of Healthy Living.
- April 24: Red Cross Fire Safety, Stony Brook
- Partnered with Red Cross to visit more than 30 homes in a 55+ community to do a safety check and install energy efficient LED bulbs and smoke detectors.
- April 25: Island Harvest, Hauppauge and Wading River
- Employees worked with Island Harvest to pick-up food leftover from a Long Island food show and deliver it to food pantries and shelters across Long Island.
- April 26 : Mary Brennan Soup Kitchen, Hempstead
- Volunteers assisted in preparing and serving the daily meal and sorting and stocking the soup kitchen's pantry.
- April 27 : Clean-up, East Islip
- PSEG Long Island Volunteers cleaned up the grounds of the historic Brookwood Hall estate.
- April 28 : Prom Dress Event, Garden City
- Employees collected and donated clothing and volunteered to help young girls at "Prom Boutique" held at Nassau Community College.
- April 29 : Trinity Lutheran Church, Wyandanch
- Employee volunteers prepared, served and cleaned up a pasta meal for neighbors in need.
- April 30: March of Dimes Walk, Wantagh
- Employees came together to raise funds and awareness for the March of Dimes March for Babies to help premature babies and provide family support.
Giving back to communities across Long Island is one of PSEG Long Island's core values. Through the utility's Community Partnership Program (CPP), PSEG Long Island raised more than $200,000 for local charities in 2016. Last year, employees participated in more than 740 different volunteer events across the service territory, and spent nearly 18,000 hours giving back to the community.
Photos from Volunteer Week 2017, https://www.flickr.com/photos/psegli/albums/72157679918757504 .
For more information on the CPP program or to request a presentation, visit www.psegliny.com/community.
PSEG Long Island operates the Long Island Power Authority's transmission and distribution system under a 12-year contract. PSEG Long Island is a subsidiary of Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (NYSE: PEG), a publicly traded diversified energy company with annual revenues of $9.1 billion.
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