NEW JERSEY – The FirstEnergy Foundation is spreading more than just holiday cheer this year after it recently presented 12 local New Jersey non-profit organizations with a gift of $1,000 each for their hard work making lives better in our local communities.
Each of these 12 non-profits that have been rewarded is located within the Jersey Central Power and Light service areas in New Jersey. The gifts are being donated as a part of the foundation’s “Gifts of the Season” campaign. On a larger scale, FirstEnergy has awarded 132 non-profits with the $1,000 gift throughout the company’s six-state service area.
“We’re pleased to provide this surprise support to so many agencies throughout New Jersey, particularly during the holidays, when the services they provide to the least fortunate are often most vital,” said Dee Lowery, president of the FirstEnergy Foundation. “The winners were chosen secretly by FirstEnergy employees, who identified organizations in their areas that do extraordinary work to make our communities better. Our goal was to focus on programs that enhance children’s services, or provide additional support for organizations facing a critical need during the holiday season.”
The recipients of FirstEnergy’s generous holiday gift are as follows:
- Holiday Express, Tinton Falls
- Reach Educational Services, Flemington
- The Family Guidance Center, Washington
- Disabled American Veterans, Fort Monmouth Memorial #29, Tinton Falls
- El Primer Paso, Dover
- Disabled American Veterans, Emile Post #78, Netcong
- Camp Nejeda Foundation, Newton
- Michael Gerard Puharic Memorial Fund, Matawan
- CASA of Ocean County, Toms River
- Our Youth Their Future, Morristown
- Disabled American Veterans #74, Freehold
- NJ Sharing Network, Providence
These agencies work to better the lives of families, children and veterans, among many others in need. They help to empower them and provide much needed assistance, education, and resources. FirstEnergy recognizes the work they do for the communities that they both serve with this gift.
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