Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station, operated by Energy Harbor, has raised more than $104,000 during its 2022 United Way Annual Campaign that will directly support Ottawa County families. It was a 43% increase from last year.
The employee contributions and matching corporate funds will support United Way and its granted partners working in the areas of education, financial stability, health and housing, as well as other charitable organizations designated by employees.
“Support from organizations like Davis-Besse are vital to achieving United Way in Ottawa County’s goals,” said Jessica Singerling, manager of donor relations. “Our community depends on United Way programs like 211, and the support of health and human services that directly improve the quality of life for those we serve. We’re grateful for each employee who contributed at Davis-Besse, and—by working together—we can continue to invest in the resiliency of our community.”
John Judge, Energy Harbor’s chief executive officer, said, “Energy Harbor continues to develop and support local efforts to improve the economic vitality and enhance the safety and security of the communities we serve.” Judge added, “Our United Way partners are on the front lines meeting the most basic of needs, and we intend to do all that we can to be good neighbors to those who live and work around us.”
“Our support of United Way is just one aspect of our commitment to our communities,” said Jason Petrik, Energy Harbor’s chief financial officer. Earlier this year Davis-Besse employees contributed over $40,000 to local food banks as part of their Harvest for Hunger campaign.
“The funds from Davis-Besse will make an incredible impact to the residents of Ottawa County’s most vulnerable populations,” says Singerling. “The need is so great for struggling working families wanting to get a step ahead.
“Our 2022 annual campaign runs from July 2021–June 2022. I am so fortunate to be able to work with companies and individuals in Ottawa County who truly make a difference in lives.”