CCI trains Labrador Retrievers and Golden Retrievers to enhance the lives of people with disabilities.
Uniondale, NY - November 29, 2018 - PSEG Long Island employees and their four-legged pals recently participated in the Canine Companions for Independence (CCI) DogFest Walk ‘n Roll fundraiser at Tanger Outlets in Deer Park.
PSEG Long Island employee Bridget Wilson, along with her dog Brody, raised more than $1,000 to support CCI by participating in the walk and selling little stuffed CCI-branded puppies to her co-workers.
DogFest was a fun-filled event featuring an agility course, human/canine costume contest, live music, vendors, a photo booth, and a host of pet and family-friendly activities, including apple bobbing for dogs.
“My dog Brody and I had a wonderful day,” said Wilson. “I know how important my dog is in my life, so being able to support an organization that provides critical canine companionship to those in need really hit home for us.”
CCI trains Labrador Retrievers and Golden Retrievers to enhance the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly-trained assistance dogs and ongoing support. CCI’s Long Island Chapter, headquartered in Medford, expertly trains these dogs with more than 40 commands to assist children, veterans and adults with disabilities with day-to-day tasks such as opening doors, picking up items, turning on lights, and much more.
PSEG Long Island is committed to giving back to the people and communities it serves. Employee engagement on Long Island and the Rockaways is a top priority for the company. PSEG Long Island employees are actively involved with local charity events and organizations through the company’s Community Partnership Program. In 2017, PSEG Long Island participated in 1,100 events supporting more than 400 organizations. For more information, visit https://www.psegliny.com/page.cfm/Community.
PSEG Long Island operates the Long Island Power Authority’s transmission and distribution system under a 12-year contract. PSEG Long Island is a subsidiary of Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (NYSE:PEG), a publicly traded diversified energy company with annual revenues of $9.1 billion.