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.
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
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.
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.