FirstEnergy Foundation and Toledo Edison Employees Donate Nearly $300,000 to United Way of Greater Toledo

Jun 17, 2013, 15:35 ET from FirstEnergy Corp.

TOLEDO, Ohio, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Toledo Edison employees and the FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) Foundation have pledged almost $300,000 to the United Way of Greater Toledo to support its 2012 – 2013 annual campaign.  A check for $95,000 for the first installment of the Foundation pledge was presented to the United Way June 13.

"Toledo Edison employees, the FirstEnergy Foundation and The United Way of Greater Toledo share the goal of improving the vitality of our community," said Linda Moss, regional president of Toledo Edison.  "We're proud to continue our strong support for the United Way and the essential work of its agencies in northwest Ohio."

FirstEnergy's foundation and employees have a strong tradition of giving generously to the United Way across the company's six-state service area, providing more than $4 million to support the 2012 – 2013 campaign.

"Companies like Toledo Edison, along with its generous employees, have deep roots in the community, which makes our ongoing work possible," said Karen Mathison, president and CEO of the United Way of Greater Toledo.  "When combined with the generous support of the FirstEnergy Foundation, our agencies can meet even more needs in the community."

The FirstEnergy Foundation is funded solely by Akron-based FirstEnergy Corp. and provides support to non-profit, tax-exempt health and human services agencies; educational organizations; cultural and arts programs and institutions; and civic groups in areas served by FirstEnergy's ten electric operating companies – including Toledo Edison – and in areas where the company has facilities.  

Toledo Edison serves about 310,000 customers in northwest Ohio.  Follow Toledo Edison on Twitter @ToledoEdison

FirstEnergy is a diversified energy company dedicated to safety, reliability and operational excellence. Its 10 electric distribution companies form one of the nation's largest investor-owned electric systems, serving customers in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, Maryland and New York.  Its generation subsidiaries control more than 20,000 megawatts of capacity from a diversified mix of scrubbed coal, non-emitting nuclear, natural gas, hydro, pumped-storage hydro and other renewables.  Follow FirstEnergy on Twitter @FirstEnergyCorp. 

SOURCE FirstEnergy Corp.