Duquesne Light Company Surprises Three Charities with Hybrid Electric Vehicles
To demonstrate its Larger than Light commitment to its customers and the community, Duquesne Light Company continues its ongoing effort to #PowerItForward with a charitable giveaway that surprised the following three local charities with a plug-in hybrid compact passenger vehicle to drive its mission:
- Community Human Services (CHS)
- Northern Area Multi-Service Center (NAMS)
- Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania, Inc. (VLP)
As part of the recently announced electric vehicle initiative, Duquesne Light and DQE Communications gave their customers the opportunity to decide which of the three local organizations would win a plug-in hybrid compact passenger vehicle by casting their votes online and at the 2017 Pittsburgh Home & Garden Show.
Representatives from each organization, along with Duquesne Light employees and additional members of the community, gathered to hear the final winner announcement, only to be surprised and delighted when not just one – but three – hybrid electric vehicles drove out of the garage doors at the Company’s Woods Run campus on the North Shore.
Inspired by the “pay it forward” concept, Power It Forward is designed to inspire kindness and reciprocal goodwill among thousands of Pittsburghers, both on social media and on the City streets. This program first launched in November 2016 with the lighting of Duquesne Light’s Tree of Lights in Point State Park to help kick off the holiday season.