Over two dozen JCP&L workers volunteered at the fifth annual United Way Day of Action on June 21, a nationwide day of service campaign.
The workers got involved in improving local communities in Morris, Somerset, Sussex and Warren counties. In Morris Township, the JCP&L volunteers sorted food donations at the Interfaith Food Pantry.
United Way works in conjunction with the Summer Solstice to raise awareness about struggling families. The organization asks residents in the community to use the longest day of the year to help someone in need, whether they are a friend, neighbor, community member or nonprofit.
“There is no vacation from hunger and need,” Michelle Roers, United Way’s chief professional officer in Morris County, said in a statement released by United Way. “With the support of major companies like JCP&L, our communities can grow stronger and better meet the needs of residents. At United Way, we are proud to call JCP&L a valued corporate partner for all they do to support struggling families year-round, including various United Way fundraising and volunteer projects.”
JCP&L has been involved with United Way's Day of Action since it began in 2008.
Some of the other towns that the volunteers worked in were in Newtown, where they helped with housekeeping duties at the Adult Day Care Center in Sussex County, in Bridgewater where they planted a vegetable garden at the Adult Day Care Center of Somerset County, and in Madison where they sorted clothing for the Dress for Success Morris County.
To find out about volunteering opportunities in the community throughout the year, visit United Way's website.