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FirstEnergy Foundation Donates to Local Foodbanks and United Way Agencies

FirstEnergy Foundation Donates to Local Foodbanks and United Way Agencies

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

The FirstEnergy Foundation is donating $500,000 to 42 local food banks and hunger centers in communities served by FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) electric utility operating companies in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia and Maryland to help provide essential food and nutrition to those who need it the most during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In addition, The FirstEnergy Foundation will accelerate approximately $1.5 million in matching contributions to 116 United Way agencies throughout the company's service territory to help support vital health and human services organizations during these uncertain times.

"The FirstEnergy Foundation will infuse $2 million into communities we serve to help families in need during this unprecedented crisis," said Lorna Wisham, vice president, Corporate Affairs & Community Involvement and president of the FirstEnergy Foundation. "The pandemic requires an urgent and strategic response from the philanthropic community, and fast-tracking funding to our United Way agencies for operational and program support is a way FirstEnergy can help."

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