Money pledged by PPL Corporation for each Good Catch entered during the program in the past year is now being given to deserving community organizations chosen by our employees. Good Catch Community Chest program organizers, working with regional operations and regional affairs directors, have been meeting with Community Chest grant recipients to make the awards.
Good catches are suggestions by our employees to call attention to a condition or a process that could potentially cause an accident or an action by an employee that prevents an accident.
“It’s really gratifying to see how our commitment to safety here at PPL Electric Utilities is translating to help for the communities where we live and work,” said Bart Bailey, a member of the utility’s Technical Development and Improvement Group. “The feedback from the community organizations has been very positive.”
Melinda Stumpf, a regional affairs director whose territory includes the Lehigh Valley, said the uniqueness of the program resonates with both employees and the community groups. “Becoming a safer workforce benefits all of us, but with this program it also helps groups looking to help community-based organizations.”
In the Lehigh Valley, a $1,200 donation was recently made to Habitat for Humanity.
Other grants have been or will be donated to the following groups:
- Channels Food Rescue, Harrisburg Region: $1,000.
- Make-A-Wish Philadelphia, Northern Delaware & Susquehanna Valley, Lancaster Region: $1,000.
- Lackawanna Red Cross, Northeast Region: $1,500.
- Communities in Schools of Lehigh Valley, General Office: $1,000.
- Camp Victory, Susquehanna Region: $1,200.
- Central – Boy Scouts of America Hawk Mountain Agency: $2,500.