Making public service a top priority

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PSEG Long Island volunteers at the Bethpage Federal Credit Union’s 8th annual turkey drive this year.

Hundreds of companies around the world, including PSEG Long Island, will celebrate #GivingTuesday on November 29.

While PSEG Long Island has only been providing service to Nassau, Suffolk and the Rockaways for the past few years, we’ve adopted our parent company’s (PSEG) dedication to giving back to the communities that we so proudly serve.

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Ray Homburger spends his time volunteering with Habitat for Humanity.

The word “giving” has many different meanings for each of us. Some choose to give their time and energy by volunteering; some choose to support others through monetary donations. Both are equally important when helping others. And helping others is something our employees, like Ray Homburger, manager of customer quality assurance, take pride in. He volunteers his time at the Northport Veterans Association, Habitat for Humanity, local food banks, and the Junior Achievement of New York.

We’re constantly improving and upgrading both equipment and the way we serve our customers, but our unwavering commitment to the community by giving back – both by the company and by our employees –remains constant.

Since its inception in 2014, PSEG Long Island employees have come out in force at the Marcum Workplace Challenge to benefit the Long Island Children’s Museum, the Children’s Medical Fund of New York, Long Island Cares, and the Nassau County Society for the Prevention of Animal Cruelty. We were the No. 1 fundraiser and No. 2 participant for the event in 2016. Similarly, we’ve supported the March of Dimes as the No. 1 fundraiser and No. 1 participant; and The American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer as the No. 1 participant.

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Our employees came out in droves to participate in the 2016 Marcum Workplace Challenge at Jones Beach in July.

Our employees’ giving efforts have meant tens of thousands of volunteer hours and millions of dollars to organizations to help make a difference in the communities in which we live and we serve. For example, Richard “Buddy” Blake, one of our health and safety coordinators, volunteers with Wreaths Across America, to place flags at fallen veterans’ graves on Memorial Day. And Subrena Burwell, who volunteers with the Angel Tree Program, which collects and distributes gifts to families in need.

PSEG Long Island continues to support the United Way and many local organizations including Boy and Girl Scouts, YMCAs, local pet rescue programs, and social services organizations. Additionally, we support STEM programs at universities across the island, helping students better prepare for a career in the utility field and beyond.

On Giving Tuesday, we will celebrate our employees’ generosity and PSEG Long Island’s dedication to giving back. Instead of a specific fundraiser throughout our company, we will celebrate #GivingTuesday with a 2:1 match to any qualified non-profit organization our employees give to.

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