A switch flips; the lights go on. A button is pressed; the local weatherman comes to life on television. A dial is turned; an air conditioner whirs to life cooling a stifling room. As each new day begins and ends, we are there, powering our customers’ lives. But we understand that our customers, and their communities, need more than just power to thrive.
For Jeanne Wright, the drive to help others started when she was a child. “I grew up with parents who helped others – through the church, the Boy Scouts, neighbors, PTA, elderly – and that ‘value’ was instilled in me,” Wright said. “By their examples, I learned that giving of my time and helping others was just a way of life – it’s what our beliefs tell us to do.”
When her husband suffered a heart attack in his thirties, Rebecca Betty, customer service team manager at Western Power Distribution, says the British Heart Foundation was there. As a result of the experience, she decided to volunteer with the Cardiff branch of the foundation.
Volunteer Spotlight: Employee recognized as one of the Lehigh Valley’s Women of the Year as a result of philanthropic and volunteer efforts
There are many reasons why Carrie Ward, supervisor-Information Systems at PPL, is so devoted to the community, but seeing the positive impact of her efforts is at the top of that list.
It’s not unusual to hear Amy Walker, reliability engineer supervisor – PPL Electric Utilities, talk about her love of math and science. And now she is using that passion to inspire a new generation of girls into pursuing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) careers.
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.
PPL’s Walbert Learning Center in Allentown was abuzz on March 23 with the excitement of 90 ninth-graders learning about careers in the energy industry.
The Girl Scouts’ mission is to build girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. That mission was reinforced on Feb. 13 at PPL’s Walbert Learning Center, when 43 girls ages 5-17 took part in a training program led by volunteers from PPL’s The POWER Network business resource group.
PPL Embraces Cultural Diversity and Inclusion during a Celebration to Honor National African-American History Month
“Where do we go from here?” “How do we do it better?” – These are the questions posed to a group of PPL leaders and employees during a luncheon addressing the past, the present and the future of cultural diversity and inclusion in our business and communities.
A level playing field and access to opportunities are just two of the things that stand in the way of success for at-risk youth in the Lehigh Valley. On Friday, Oct. 16, PPL Corporation made strides to close those gaps with the first My Brother’s Keeper careers conference in the Lehigh Valley. The event welcomed 100 students in eighth through tenth grade from the Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton school districts and Lincoln Leadership Academy Charter School.