Sep 14, 2023
(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) — Today, employees of Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company served in various ways to help communities in an enterprise-wide Day of Caring for LG&E and KU. Some of their volunteer work included jobs such as serving meals, stocking shelves and packing boxes for local non-profit organizations.
“We’re proud of the generosity our employees show on a daily basis,” said LG&E and KU President John R. Crockett. “The Day of Caring demonstrates our company’s commitment to the communities where our employees live and work. It’s one way we can all work together to be better stewards of the environment and help strengthen the communities we serve.”
Day of Caring is part of LG&E and KU’s annual employee-giving campaign called Power of One, which brings together monetary giving and volunteer work. Last year, the company’s Power of One Campaign raised more than $2 million thanks to voluntary contributions from employees and additional support from the LG&E and KU Foundation. Nearly 70 percent of LG&E and KU employees participate in the campaign through recurrent payroll deductions — a participation rate that is more than twice the national average for employee payroll donation in charitable giving.
The Day of Caring is just one day in a culture of volunteer work at LG&E and KU. Employees report volunteering more than 20,000 hours of service in their communities annually.
As part of today’s effort, LG&E and KU employees volunteered at the following locations:
Lord's Kitchen Ministries (serving meals and assisting with family shopping experience)
Passionist Earth & Spirit Center (gardening and weeding)
St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry (helping fill bags with donated food items, getting produce items together and stocking shelves)
St. Vincent de Paul Open Hand Kitchen (serving lunches)
Bluegrass Area Chapter Red Cross (filling “Home Fire Campaign” buckets and preparing materials for “Sound the Alarm” event)
Lexington Rescue Mission (sorting clothing and supplies; moving furniture)
UK Arboretum (completing outside work)
Feeding America (packing boxes and backpacks)
Helping Hand of Hope (packing food boxes, restocking shelves and putting together care packages)
Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company, part of the PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL) family of companies, are regulated utilities that serve more than 1.3 million customers and have consistently ranked among the best companies for customer service in the United States. LG&E serves 334,000 natural gas and 433,000 electric customers in Louisville and 16 surrounding counties. KU serves 569,000 customers in 77 Kentucky counties and five counties in Virginia. More information is available at www.lge-ku.com and www.pplweb.com.