(Shown from left above are PPL Electric Utilities’ Alana Roberts, John Gallagher, Sarah Fliszar and Donna Bowser with Tricia Thomas, executive director of the Boys and Girls Club of Northeastern Pennsylvania.)

Several community organizations will be reaping the benefits of our Good Catch program, which is designed to improve safety at PPL while helping organizations in need.

Nonprofit groups from throughout PPL Electric Utilities’ service area were recently selected as recipients of 2015 grants totaling $10,000. Nearly 500 Good Catch entries were received in 2015.

Following are the recipients, listed by region:
•Central: American Red Cross, Tri-County Chapter, $2,300.
•General Office: New Bethany Ministries, $1,000.
•Harrisburg: Boys and Girls Club of Harrisburg, $1,000.
•Lancaster: Lancaster County Council of Churches, $1,200.
•Lehigh: Cetronia Ambulance Corps, $1,600.
•Northeast: Boys and Girls Club of Northeastern Pennsylvania, $1,600.
•Susquehanna: Central PA Region American Red Cross, $1,300.

“This is what the program is all about: helping organizations in need and engaging employees in creating a safer working environment,” said Sarah Fliszar, Blog-Hburg-GoodCatchLehigh/Northeast regional operations director and sponsor of the program. “It’s been a highly successful initiative and our employees’ participation has been exceptional.”

The Good Catch program is designed to help improve safety through suggestions from employees about existing or potential safety issues. Employees submit safety ideas – good catches – online or by using suggestion cards at company offices and service centers.

For each catch, PPL Corporation contributes $20 to a fund called a Community Chest. A separate fund is maintained for each PPL Electric Utilities region and the money goes into the fund where the contributing employee works. The program highlights employees’ use of human performance tools.

(Shown above are PPL Electric Utilities’ Dana Ferber with Yvonne Hollins, executive director of the Boys and Girls Club of Harrisburg, and children who receive services from the club.)