The FirstEnergy Foundation surprised the Battered Women’s Service in Morris County with a special $5,000 donation as part of its “12 Gifts of the Season,” a new holiday giving initiative designed to support deserving community organizations.  

Overall, 12 gifts were awarded – one in the each of the service areas for FirstEnergy’s 10 utilities, including Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), and one each to organizations near the company’s nuclear and fossil generation operations.  

“The donation was meant to bring added holiday spirit to an organization that does a lot of good year-round in the JCP&L area,” said Dee Lowery, president of the FirstEnergy Foundation.  “Our goal was to create a new giving program focused on enhancing children’s services, or providing additional support for organizations facing a critical need during this time of year.”

Jersey Battered Women’s Service is a private, non-profit domestic violence agency and is committed to prevention of domestic violence, rehabilitation and education.  Services include a 24-hour hotline, counseling, a safe house, children’s services, legal assistance and life skills education.  For information about the services available go to http://www.jbws.org.