We’re out and about in full force

By Karen Polise

It’s all about giving back to the communities that we serve.

Employees volunteering for United Way worked with the Food Bank for NYC at PS 179 in Kensington, Brooklyn to help prepare food for distribution to families in need. Through their efforts, they were able to serve 195 families (325 children) a total of 14,014 pounds of food!


Employee Aaron Womble who participated in the United Way Food Bank for NYC event shares his thoughts on why volunteering is so important to him. Read his interview here

Employees don’t mind getting dirty at the Rogers Tilden Veronica Garden in Brooklyn to help build a three bin compost system in support of a Citizens Committee for NYC project.

Volunteering for Junior Achievement at PS 206 in the Gravesend neighborhood of Brooklyn to work with 2nd grade students was quite rewarding for this group. The discussions focused on careers, financial choices for choosing goods and services, and business ownership.

Twenty National Grid volunteers, including summer interns participated in a Habitat for Humanity house build in East Patchogue. The team insulated basement walls, cut lumber for the first floor wall to be erected and built a railing around the entrance to the basement. Despite the pouring rain the volunteers kept up their energy, knowing they were helping a local family of four. It was a great team building exercise.

It was another huge success for our volunteers in delivering National Grid’s Leading with Safety Program at PS 204 in Brooklyn. Approximately two-hundred 4th grade students were engaged and anxious to learn about natural gas safety. A special thanks to our field volunteers as their interactive demonstration of PPE and work tools were particularly interesting to the students.

Another happy group of 4th grade students at PS 204

More information on the PS 204 volunteer event can be found here

The Legal Team Volunteer Community Day at St. John’s Bread & Life Kitchen left these employees something to smile about.

PS 158 students were thrilled as they had a chance to participate in a Leading with Safety program with employee volunteers and the Brooklyn Nets.

Partnering with PS 67 in Brooklyn for National Grid’s Day of Service and City year volunteers was colorful. The new mural painted by the volunteers was a hit, especially with the 2nd grade students.

Aside from mural painting, volunteers also created artwork for the reading room.


Want to join in?

School’s out but you can still help out at a local community center, or sign up for next school year. Want to become a Leading with Safety volunteer? (To order youth presentation kits, click on the Leading with Safety link.) 

And, to find out more about Leading with Safety and all our Power to Serve employee volunteer signature programs, click on the Power to Serve link.

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