Two Dozen PSEG Long Island Senior Leaders Roll Up Their Sleeves To Build Two Habitat for Humanity Homes
(Uniondale, NY—Sept. 12, 2018) — PSEG Long Island President and COO Dan Eichhorn and two dozen of the utility’s senior leaders traded their laptops and briefcases for hard hats and tool belts on Friday. The employee volunteers pitched in to help build side-by-side Habitat for Humanity houses in Bay Shore for two Long Island families who are expected to be neighbors this winter.
The 30 senior PSEG Long Island employees who participated included vice presidents and directors representing every area of PSEG Long Island’s work—transmission and distribution, finance, legal, construction, customer relations, and power markets. The team put up vinyl siding, worked on interior beams and installed insulation in the new homes. This is the third time PSEG Long Island employee volunteers have worked on these houses, including dozens who participated in Habitat’s “Women’s Build” in May.
“At PSEG Long Island we are committed to giving back to our communities,” said Eichhorn. “We take our commitments seriously and today’s event is an example of just that. PSEG Long Island’s senior management team is proud to be a part of Habitat for Humanity and assist with the building of two houses for two great families in need.”
The idea of a PSEG Long Island “executive build” came to Eichhorn in the spring after he participated in Suffolk County Habitat for Humanity’s “CEOBuild” with the executives of several other Long Island companies. PSEG Long Island employees regularly volunteer with Habitat for Humanity through the utility’s Community Partnership Program.
“Habitat’s mission of building affordable, quality homes for the families of Suffolk County can only be accomplished through the dedicated efforts of our sponsors and volunteers,” said Les Scheinfeld, interim executive director and director of development. “This work is best demonstrated by our valuable ally PSEG Long Island and the sweat equity that they have contributed to a multitude of our projects. It is through these partnerships that we have the opportunity to bring together deserving future homeowners and the economic leaders of Long Island to create meaningful change in the lives and landscape of our communities.”
PSEG Long Island is committed to giving back to the people and the communities it serves. Employee engagement in the community is a top priority for the company. In 2017, PSEG Long Island volunteers participated in 1,100 events to support more than 400 organizations on Long Island and in the Rockaways. To learn more, visit: https://www.psegliny.com/inthecommunity/communitypartnership .
Habitat for Humanity is a global nonprofit housing organization working in local communities across all 50 states in the U.S. and in approximately 70 countries. Habitat’s vision is of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Families and individuals in need of a hand, partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage.
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.