Love is in the Air
PSEG Long Island employees logged more than 26,000 community service hours in 2018
(Uniondale, N.Y. — Feb. 8, 2019) — PSEG Long Island employees donate substantial time and effort on behalf of many charitable causes and activities each year across Long Island and the Rockaways. In fact, employees volunteered more than 26,000 service hours at 1,145 philanthropic events in 2018.
“Strong community involvement is a top priority for PSEG Long Island, and that’s easy to do when our employees love where they live and work,” said Daniel Eichhorn, president and COO, PSEG Long Island. “The causes and issues important to our customers mirror those of our company and employees.”
Volunteers supported more than 400 not-for-profit organizations, including the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign, Island Harvest, Ronald McDonald House, Salvation Army, Northport VA, Habitat for Humanity, American Cancer Society, March of Dimes and Book Fairies.
PSEG Long Island employees also refereed and judged youth robotics competitions, cleaned up beaches and parks, ran food drives for area food pantries, and collected empty water bottles to donate to Bottles for the Brave.
The company also offers educational programs that reach nearly 100,000 students each year:
- “The Energized Guyz,” a play teaching energy conservation, was presented to 77,000 students at 200 elementary schools last year.
- “Electric Safety Town,” a live demonstration of electrical safety issues inside and outside the home, reached 13,500 fourth-fifth-and sixth-graders at 120 schools and camps last year.
- The “Let’s Get Ready: Planning Together for Emergencies” workshop, presented with the United Way of Long Island and developed by Sesame Workshop, educated 5,800 children at nearly 70 schools in 2018.
Eichhorn continued, “Through our Community Partnership Program, our employees are able to support large and small events and activities throughout the year in a big way. Our connections with our customers are about so much more than supplying safe and reliable power.”
PSEG Long Island is committed to serving its customers with safe, reliable power, and supporting customers with community service.
Community organizations can request safety and energy efficiency presentations or support through volunteer efforts online at https://www.psegliny.com/inthecommunity/communitypartnership.
PSEG Long Island operates the Long Island Power Authority’s transmission and distribution system under a long-term contract. PSEG Long Island is a subsidiary of Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. (PSEG) (NYSE:PEG), a publicly traded diversified energy company.