PSEG Long Island Honors Veterans with a Week of Community Service
More than 20 employees paint and beautify American Legion hall in Syosset
(Uniondale, NY – Nov. 18, 2019) – PSEG Long Island celebrated veterans throughout the week of Veterans Day by improving the homes and facilities of men and women who have served in the U.S. armed forces, including renovating the American Legion Post 175 in Syosset. The theme of the week of service is “Vets Helping Vets.”
On Thursday, Nov. 14, a group of two dozen PSEG Long Island employees painted and beautified the American Legion Post 175 in Syosset. The group taped, cut and painted the entire lower level of the building. They also helped local artist Chris Slama, of Slama’s Wood, present a beautiful American flag made of wood and epoxy to the post. The flag was hung in the main meeting room for all of the members to enjoy.
“I decided to participate in this Veterans Week activity with PSEG Long Island in the spirit of my grandpa,” said Hicksville resident Hao Fu, who works in PSEG Long Island’s Transmission & Distribution organization. “He was in WWII and the Korean War and he passed away last year. I want to use today’s hard work to thank and honor the veterans and memorialize my grandpa. I really appreciate our company’s support of these local veterans’ groups.”
Six more community service activities for veterans also took place during the week.
“Supporting our communities is a huge part of PSEG Long Island’s employee culture,” said Daniel Eichhorn, president and COO of PSEG Long Island. “We are also proud to employ many veterans of our armed forces. During this time of year, when the nation recognizes the sacrifice of the men and women who have served our country, we felt it was especially important to devote our community service to improving veterans’ lives.”
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. Last year, PSEG Long Island employees logged 26,000 service hours, 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 https://www.psegliny.com/community.
Photo Caption: PSEG Long Island employee Hao Fu, of Hicksville, was one of two dozen employees who painted and beautified the American Legion Post 175 in Syosset on Nov. 14 as part of a week of community service honoring the men and women who served our country. To view and download more photos for publication, visit https://flic.kr/s/aHsmJoCuvp
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.