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PSEG Long Island Employees Spread Holiday Cheer at Northport VA

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This is the fourth year PSEG Long Island employees have been invited to decorate at the VA.

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PSEG Long Island employee-volunteers donned orange Santa hats and sang carols as they decked the halls, lobby and dining room of the Northport VA’s Community Living Center, the longterm care unit.

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Uniondale, NY - December 17, 2018 - The Community Living Center at the Northport VA is looking festive for the holidays today, thanks to the efforts of a group of volunteers from PSEG Long Island. The dozen employees donned Santa hats as they worked to decorate the building’s main lobby, dining room, pool room and other areas with trees, garland and decorations for the longterm care patients who live there. 
 
This is the fourth year PSEG Long Island employees have been invited to decorate at the VA thanks to a partnership with the Red Cross. The experience was special for the volunteers as well as the veterans who call the Northport VA home. This year, the group brought along hundreds of ornaments, lights, and other holiday decorations. 
 
“Last year our employee volunteers noticed some of the VA’s decorations were past their prime, so we organized a holiday decoration drive throughout our offices,” said Robin Cantatore, PSEG Long Island customer representative. “My coworkers were more than happy to donate new ornaments, garland, window clings, and other decorations to bring holiday cheer to this group that has done so much for our country.”
 
Throughout December, different groups of PSEG Long Island employees are spending time at the VA decorating more of the buildings, making gingerbread houses and cookies with some of the veterans, and providing a large donation that will help the hospital provide warm clothing and other essentials to patients as they leave the facility.
 
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/inthecommunity/communitypartnership.
 
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.