PSEG Long Island employees logged nearly 25,000 volunteer hours in 2017, reaching more than 100,000 children with important energy efficiency and emergency preparedness information, and helping to build homes, clean up litter, cook meals for families of sick children, distribute food to the hungry.
Through the utility’s Community Partnership Program, employees teamed up with more than 400 local organizations to help make a difference on Long Island and in the Rockaways.
“Part of our company’s mission statement is to have local, caring, and committed employees dedicated to giving back to their communities,” said Jorge Jimenez, director of customer experience and utility marketing for PSEG Long Island. “We live up to that pledge every day, and it always inspires me when I see employees looking for new ways to get involved and lend a hand. We know we will continue this legacy of service in 2018 and beyond.”
PSEG Long Island employees participated in 1,085 volunteer events across the service territory, including:
- Laying wreaths for veterans at cemeteries
- Distributing food to families for Thanksgiving
- Building homes with Habitat for Humanity
- Giving safety and energy efficiency presentations at local community meetings
- Picking up roadside litter
- Teaching high school students about electrical work and engineering
PSEG Long Island offers a variety of outreach programs that educate our children about safety and emergency preparedness. Presentations are conducted at locations such as schools or community halls to groups of 20 or more by trained PSEG Long Island volunteers, free of charge. Presentations include:
- Children’s Safety Outreach
Designed for Grades 2-5. This presentation features PSEG Long Island videos, with topics including ‘How Power is Generated’.’ Indoor Electrical Safety’, ‘Electrical Hazards’ and ‘Storm Preparation’.
- Electric Safety Town
Designed for Grades 3-6. This is an interactive display of a small neighborhood. Principles of electric safety are illustrated in a fun and engaging way, using real world examples of potential hazards.
- The Energized Guyz
PSEG Long Island and The National Theatre for Children (NTC) have joined forces to create the first utility-sponsored, educational theatre program in New York State.
- Junior Achievement
Volunteers teach K-12 programs that develop economic skills needed to compete in today’s global economy.
- Sesame Street – ‘Let’s Get Ready’
Emergency preparedness basics designed for Preschool and Kindergarten-age children. Available in English and Spanish. The goal is to incorporate emergency preparedness into families’ routines with simple tips, strategies and activities.
Anyone interested in bringing a volunteer PSEG Long Island presentation to their school or community group can email [email protected] for more information.