Apr 04, 2016

PPL employee volunteers have global impact

PPL Salvation Army Volunteer

April is National Volunteer Month and PPL employees around the globe are out in force doing what they love to do: volunteering and giving back to our communities.

Collectively, employees from the PPL family of companies around the world volunteered tens of thousands of hours last year – mentoring science fair teams, reading to school children, building homes for Habitat for Humanity, cleaning up neighborhood parks, assisting veterans and serving on hundreds of boards throughout the regions we serve.

“Commitment to the community is at the core of our company’s values,” said Bill Spence, chairman, president and CEO of PPL. “I am truly thankful for the giving spirit of our employees. The desire I see in our employees to go beyond their day-to-day work to make a difference in someone’s life, or to better the community, truly inspires me.”

The success of PPL as a company is tied to the success of all the towns and cities it serves. The company is proud to partner with hundreds of nonprofit organizations that are working to revitalize neighborhoods and improve the lives of people who call our regions home.

This month, our employees continue to carry the volunteer torch by teaming up with community organizations to make the most impact. Here’s a snapshot of what PPL employees are doing this month:

  • In Pennsylvania, employees across the service territory will be volunteering in their community to educate about safety, improve literacy and the environment. Whether working with the American Red Cross to install home smoke alarms in Lancaster or improving a trail at the Wildlands Conservancy’s South Mountain Preserve in Emmaus or reading to school children, employees will be dedicated to giving back.
  • Employees in Kentucky are preparing to distribute thousands of tree seedlings across the state and participate in tree planting activities as part of several different annual Earth Month events including Reforest the Bluegrass, the Louisville Zoo’s Party for the Planet, Arbor Day at the Lexington Arboretum and tree seedling giveaways at various LG&E and KU business offices throughout the service territories.
  • In the United Kingdom, employees will be teaching the community about electricity and electricity safety at the Countryside Show in Lincolnshire, England. Every year Western Power Distribution reaches more than 50,000 community members and school children by visiting schools and attending events throughout their service territories.

Follow our social media channels all month as we spotlight PPL employees from all our regions that are truly making an impact in their communities.

Whether it’s tutoring a child, painting a community room or delivering meals to seniors, together, PPL employees are empowering our communities.