Volunteer Work

Employees at the System Facilities Center and the Hazleton Service Center recently held a collection for the Ronald McDonald House in Danville. Items collected included snacks, Keurig coffee pods, coffee cups, paper towels, shampoo and more.

Making Life Easier for Parents in Need

An ill child and a journey far from home are heavy burdens to carry, but some of our employees recently joined together to make the going a little easier. Employees at the System Facilities Center and the Hazleton Service Center recently held a collection for the Ronald McDonald House in Danville. Items collected included snacks, Keurig coffee pods, coffee cups, paper towels, shampoo and more.

 
PPL employee volunteers empowered more than 40 Girl Scouts – from Brownies to Cadets – in preparation for their roles in the Girl Scouts’ Take the Lead event on April 24.

Girl Scouts Take the Lead from PPL Volunteers

PPL employee volunteers empowered more than 40 Girl Scouts in preparation for their roles in the Girl Scouts’ Take the Lead event in early 2018. The four-hour training included proper manners, how to shake hands, social media and photography techniques, and formal dining etiquette. Take the Lead is the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania’s signature fundraising event honoring the Lehigh Valley’s most distinguished women. Girl Scouts of all ages produce this unique leadership program and develop the skills necessary to become the future leaders of tomorrow.

Harrisburg Field Supervisor Mike Summers helped collect and distribute socks in his area.

A Feet of Warmth and Generosity

Many people are surprised to hear that socks are the least-donated clothing items and yet the most in-demand for needy locals. However, thanks to employees around our service territory, 1,725 pairs of warm, cozy socks have been donated and will be distributed to people in need. The goal for the campaign had been 1,000 pairs.

PPL volunteer at food bank in the Williamsport area

Feeding Those in Need

Nineteen volunteers recently took a break from making PPL Electric Utilities’ grid more reliable to help a food bank in the Williamsport area. The volunteers, representing both PPL’s vegetation management team and staff from contractors Davey Resource Group and Penn Line, packed 890 boxes of food at the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank in Williamsport in January 2018.

installing smoke detectors

Installing Smoke Detectors

PPL Electricity Utilities, in connection with the Red Cross, is installing free smoke detectors in cities through our service territory including Harrisburg, Lancaster and Carbondale. The Red Cross, working with community volunteers, has installed more than 1 million smoke alarms since 2014.

PPL engineer, Jose Silverio, a volunteer with Engineers Without Borders

PPL engineer making a difference in Sierra Leone

We have a commitment to support and improve our communities. One of our engineers is going a step farther: He’s rolling up his sleeves to help a community almost 4,500 miles away. Support Engineer Jose Silverio is volunteering on an Engineers Without Borders work trip to the town of Mattru, Sierra Leone. He’s one of five Lehigh Valley engineers who spent about two weeks in the western African country during January 2018.

PPL volunteers worked to transform Sixth Street Shelter's four-room apartment from dismal to dazzling

Transforming a Shelter into a Home

Like a scene from an HGTV home makeover show, a four-room apartment at the Sixth Street Shelter in Allentown was transformed from dismal to dazzling in a matter of days in late 2017. A small army of PPL and Air Products volunteers swooped in and spent more than 70 hours converting a dreary apartment into a warm and welcoming home for a family of four. Gift card donations totaling more than $500 were put toward purchasing items such as pots and pans, flatware, bed linens and quilts, rugs, toiletries and food.