PSEG Long Island Employees Help Beautify ACLD Gardens and Grounds
(Uniondale, NY – July 10, 2019) — The grounds around ACLD’s (Adults & Children with Learning & Developmental Disabilities) Bethpage complex are cleaner, greener and sprouting with new growth since a group of gardening volunteers from PSEG Long Island paid a recent visit. The gardeners planted vegetables and cleaned up debris around the grounds as part of PSEG Long Island’s ongoing community service efforts.
“For the past three years, volunteers from PSEG Long Island have given their time to beautify the ACLD campus,” said Robert Ciatto, ACLD chief operating officer. “This year they planted both a sensory garden and vegetable beds, weeded, raked and spread a lot of mulch. ACLD is grateful to PSEG Long Island for their ongoing commitment and passion for ACLD; they have embraced our mission.”
Many of the volunteers were focused on giving back to their community, while others had a more personal reason for volunteering.
“I volunteered to help beautify ACLD because their cause is one that hits close to home for me,” said Maria Dey, a PSEG Long Island employee-volunteer and Sayville resident. “My brother has disabilities and lives in a group home. Helping ACLD allows me to give back to an organization that provides support for people just like him. I am proud to work for a company that allows employees like me the opportunity to give back to our community.”
PSEG Long Island is committed to giving back to the people and communities it serves by actively supporting hundreds of local charity events each year through the company’s Community Partnership Program. ACLD is one of those organizations. Last year, PSEG Long Island employees logged 26,000 service hours volunteering at 1,145 fundraising and community events to support more than 400 organizations. For more information on how PSEG Long Island supports the communities it serves, visit www.psegliny.com/community.
ACLD (Adults & Children with Learning & Developmental Disabilities) is a not-for-profit organization that provides opportunities for children and adults with autism, learning and developmental disabilities to pursue enviable lives, promote their independence and foster supportive relationships within the community.
Caption: A group of PSEG Long Island employees recently volunteered at ACLD (Adults and Children Learning and Developmental Disabilities), performing a variety of gardening tasks including planting, raking, and mulching. To view and download additional photos, click here.
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.