PSEG Long Island Honors Veterans with a Week of Community Service
More than a dozen employees, including Navy vet from Lake Grove, spackle, paint, clean and beautify The Veterans Place in Yaphank
(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 beautifying The Veterans Place in Yaphank. The theme of the week of service was “Vets Helping Vets.”
On Nov. 15, a group of more than a dozen PSEG Long Island employees painted walls and ceilings, cleaned, repaired furniture and replaced lightbulbs with energy efficient LEDs at The Veterans Place in Yaphank. Earlier in the month a BBQ and utensils were donated to the facility that provides free transitional housing for veterans.
Earlier in the month, volunteers from PSEG Long Island spackled and prepped the rooms for this day of community service. Employees also donated a brand new barbecue grill and tools, plus chipped in to purchase nearly 100 brand-new blankets and sheet sets.
“Every person in my family has served in the military. My dad was 27 years in the Navy and I am an 11 year Navy veteran,” said PSEG Long Island employee, Tim Starkes, a Navy veteran from Lake Grove. “My job in the Navy was in maintenance; all we did was help people, so this community service project today is second nature to me. It’s great to give back to veterans.”
Six more community service activities for veterans also took place last 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: More than a dozen PSEG Long Island employees, including Lake Grove resident and Navy veteran Tim Starkes (right), painted walls and ceilings, cleaned, repaired furniture and replaced lightbulbs with energy efficient LEDs at The Veterans Place in Yaphank as part of a week of community service to honor the men and women who served our country. To view and download more photos for publication, visit https://flic.kr/s/aHsmJsFVa3
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.