AKRON, Ohio, Dec. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The FirstEnergy Foundation presented surprise $5,000 "Gifts of the Season" to four non-profit agencies that are working to make lives better in Maryland and West Virginia communities served by FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) utilities Mon Power and Potomac Edison.
Potomac Edison service area recipients include:
- Horses with Heart, Martinsburg – Provides equine-assisted activities to individuals of all ages with special needs.
- United Way of Frederick County, Frederick – Funds will be used to build a new community playground.
Mon Power service area recipients include:
- Saddles & Smiles, Charles Town and Kearneysville – Provides a therapeutic riding club for disabled children.
- Jack Strong Foundation, Bridgeport – Provides financial and moral support to families that have children who have been impacted by childhood cancer.
"We're pleased to provide this surprise support, particularly during the holidays when the services these agencies offer are most vital," said Dee Lowery, president of the FirstEnergy Foundation. "The winners were chosen secretly by FirstEnergy employees, who identified organizations in their local areas that do extraordinary work to strengthen the community. Our goal was to focus on programs that enhance children's services or provide additional support for organizations facing a critical need during the holiday season."
The FirstEnergy Foundation's "Gifts of the Season" campaign includes 17 individual donations to non-profit organizations across FirstEnergy's six-state service territory. Photos of FirstEnergy's "Gifts of the Season" check presentations are being shared on social media using the hashtag #GiftsofFE.
The FirstEnergy Foundation is funded solely by 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 10 electric operating companies and in areas where the company conducts business.
Potomac Edison serves about 265,000 customers in seven Maryland counties and about 140,000 customers in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. Visit Potomac Edison at www.firstenergycorp.com, or follow on Twitter @PotomacEdison and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PotomacEdison.
FirstEnergy is 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. The company's transmission subsidiaries operate more than 24,000 miles of transmission lines that connect the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions. Follow FirstEnergy on Twitter @FirstEnergyCorp or online at www.firstenergycorp.com.
SOURCE FirstEnergy Corp.