Nearly 50 PPL volunteers recently showed their spirit of giving by participating in two United Way Days of Caring.

On Sept. 7, at the United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties, three of our employees spruced up the grounds at the Hawley Public Library, while five others prepped and painted a room at the Honesdale YMCA.

“Without United Way, many projects would not get completed. After seeing how many people use this facility each day, I was so proud to be able to help,” said Kelly Ann Coslett, customer contact supervisor.

As part of United Way of Capital Region’s Day of Caring on Sept. 8, Harrisburg volunteers installed 1,043 home smoke alarms for the American Red Cross and also trimmed trees for the Greenbelt, a 20-mile loop trail through and around Harrisburg.

“I just wanted to let you all know that because of everyone’s hard work today, we were able to install 1,043 smoke alarms – a new Central Pennsylvania record! Please pass on my gratitude to all of your team members. We are exceptionally grateful to have such great people come out to help!” Hope Roaten, disaster program manager for the American Red Cross serving Central Pennsylvania, wrote in an email to volunteers.

PPL’s annual employee and retiree United Way campaign is under way. We’re proud to be strong supporters of the United Way in the communities where we live and work.