Duquesne Light employees have a long history of community involvement. That commitment especially shines through this time of year as they go the extra mile to help ensure those who are less fortunate have a happy and joyous holiday season.
Employees Spread Joy to Local Veterans
On Dec. 8, more than 30 DLC employees and family members (pictured on the home page) gave back to local veterans by personally delivering gifts to the residents of the Southwestern Veterans Center. More than 100 veteran patients were adopted by employees across the Company who purchased “wish list” items ranging from blankets and slippers to snacks. This marks Duquesne Light’s 11th year participating in the Presents for Patients program. Employees never tire of the good conversations and the veterans’ appreciation. Southwestern Veterans Center provides a broad spectrum of health care and related services to veterans who are disabled, chronically ill or in need of specialized care.
Another Successful “Stuff the Bus” Event
Each year, employees across the Company participate in the IBEW Local 29 “Labor of Love Stuff the Bus Toy Drive.” The annual event enables DLC employees and other Local 29 members to help families in need during the holiday season by donating gifts for area children who may not otherwise receive them. On Dec. 12, the gifts were loaded onto a Port Authority bus to be distributed just in time for the holidays. Overall, nearly 1,200 toys, $400 in gift cards, and $60 in cash were collected to help benefit those in need.
Toy Sorting Event at Salvation Army Warehouse
On Dec. 12, a dozen Duquesne Light employees volunteered their time at the Salvation Army’s warehouse in Carnegie to sort toy donations for its Treasures for Children Program, which helps provide holiday gifts to children in need. Volunteers helped to unload toys from Salvation Army trucks, sorted them into the appropriate categories and bagged the toys for distribution at all of the Salvation Army’s Worship and Service Centers.
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