OSWEGO – A holiday tradition, filled with the generosity of employees of Constellation Energy Nuclear Group’s (CENG) Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station, makes the yuletide season bright for residents of St. Luke Health Services in Oswego.
For the past several years, Constellation employees, through their “Giving Tree” Program collect and donate hundreds of Christmas gifts for St. Luke residents. Employees selected a resident Christmas present wish from trees located throughout their facilities, and then take the time and energy to set about fulfilling those wishes.
“The “Giving Tree” Program adds an important part to the holiday celebrations here at St. Luke and we express our sincerest thanks to all the employees of Constellation Energy Nuclear Group,” said Greg Osetek, Director of Community Relations at St. Luke. “It is an amazing expression of kindness towards the elders in our care.”
Pictured gathering presents from the Nine Mile Point employee “Giving Tree” Program, on behalf of residents at St. Luke Health Services are (left to right) Constellation Energy Nuclear Group’s Colleen Hare; the employee “Giving Tree” program organizer; St. Luke Health Services Volunteer Coordinator Debra Robillard; with Constellation’s Tonya Jones; Jill Whitaker; and Sue Bertsch.
“The generosity shown by the employees at Constellation is truly overwhelming,” said Debra Robillard, St. Luke Volunteer Coordinator. “Gifts collected as part “Giving Tree” program are both large and small depending on the wish of a particular resident. But regardless of the particular present, the Constellation program demonstrates the best of what the holiday season represents in our community.”