Aug 5, 2016
(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) – Help can often be hard to find, particularly for schools and non-profit organizations short on volunteers and with long lists of tasks to complete – whether for general upkeep or to help enhance assistance to those they serve. To help tackle those to-do lists and ease some of the strain, Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities employees are partnering with schools and organizations for the utilities’12th annual Day of Caring.
Day of Caring is part of LG&E and KU’s annual voluntary employee-giving campaign called Power of One, which brings together monetary giving and volunteer work.
Nearly 200 LG&E and KU employee volunteers, along with family and friends, are participating in this year’s event, to be held Saturday. The volunteers will be stationed at 12 different locations across Carrollton, Eddyville, Harlan, Lexington, Louisville and Shelbyville.
Much of their efforts will focus on sprucing up schools throughout the service territory ahead of the school year by organizing classrooms, decorating bulletin boards, trimming hedges, planting flowers and painting. Additional efforts will help to beautify two parks in the utilities’ service territory and assist an area veterans’ organization with general land maintenance and light construction projects.
“Our employees take great pride in teaming up with others, rolling up their sleeves and putting in the time and effort to help make our communities better for all of us,” said Chris Whelan, LG&E and KU vice president of Corporate Communications and co-chair of the 2016 Power of One campaign. “Taking on these small tasks frees up the schools and organizations to concentrate on the respective services they offer.”
In 2015, the company’s Power of One Campaign raised more than $1.7 million thanks to voluntary contributions from its employees and additional support from the LG&E and KU Foundation. More than 67 percent of the company’s employees participate in the campaign through payroll deduction — twice the national average for employee participation in charitable giving.
Visit lge-ku.com to find out more about the company’s community outreach efforts.
Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company, part of the PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL) family of companies, are regulated utilities that serve nearly 1.3 million customers and have consistently ranked among the best companies for customer service in the United States. LG&E serves 322,000 natural gas and 403,000 electric customers in Louisville and 16 surrounding counties. KU serves 546,000 customers in 77 Kentucky counties and five counties in Virginia. More information is available at www.lge-ku.com and www.pplweb.com.