Adam Rearick sees the benefits of his past volunteer work when he sees happy children playing.

He’s hoping his volunteer efforts will help make another group of people happy, too – local business owners in his hometown of Muncy, Lycoming County.

Adam, an 18-year PPL employee, is a transmission & distribution foreman based in Sunbury. He gives his time to the community in two settings:

– Since 2013, he’s headed up the team of volunteers we send to the annual Greater Susquehanna Valley United Way Day of Caring. This year’s Day of Caring took place in April.

Our volunteers have tackled a variety of projects to benefit the community, including repairs and upgrades to playgrounds. (A video of some of our volunteer work in the area is posted below.)

“It’s a good feeling, especially when you drive by and see what you and your crew have done, and you see the kids having fun,” Adam says. “The communities are very grateful for our help.”

– Adam also represents PPL on the Muncy Professional Business Association. That’s an organization that works to support and strengthen the business community in the borough of Muncy.

The borough was hit hard by storm-related flooding in 2011. The business association is heavily involved in the Muncy Resiliency Project, an effort to remake Muncy’s central business district that’s backed by state and federal grant money.

Adam, who was a lineman working to restore power after the storms, remembers the floods well. He’s hoping the association can help make a difference in the future of Muncy’s businesses.

“You try to go above and beyond to be able to help,” he says.