OSWEGO, NY – One of Oswego CountyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s most community minded companies, EntergyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant, has officially started its annual employee campaign in support of the United Way of Greater Oswego County.
Employee campaign coordinator Lisa Ellis attributes EntergyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s long history of successful employee campaigns for the United Way to the fact that the employees recognize the positive impact that the United Way has on Oswego County and are happy to lend their support.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“The reason that I give to the United Way is that the United Way is dedicated to my community, by supporting their efforts I know that I am helping out where I live,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Ellis.
EntergyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s employee campaign, which began Sept. 22, will continue through Nov. 19.
Tammy Holden, who has helped coordinate past employee campaigns, is looking forward to another successful campaign.
She appreciates the support the campaign receives from her fellow employees as well as from EntergyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s corporate level.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I am thankful for the support our employees give to the United Way. Each year they step forward and donate generously to this important cause. Entergy then matches employee contributions dollar for dollar because Entergy believes that reinvesting in the communities where we work and live will enhance the quality of life in those areas,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Holden.
Resource Development Director for the United Way Lois Luber, who works closely with the employee campaign coordinators, praised Ellis for her work in getting the campaign under way and acknowledged her efforts.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Lisa has been working very hard planning the Entergy campaign and has implemented a number of news ideas to ensure its success. These campaigns, hosted by companies such as EntergyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s James A. FitzPatrick plant, are the lifeblood of our annual campaign; they play a vital role in helping the United Way reach its goals. The donations we receive through payroll deduction provide approximately 66% of our total campaign dollars. We appreciate the support we receive through payroll deduction and for corporate support as well. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s very gratifying to know that individual employees realize the impact that the United Way and our member agency programs have on the quality of life in Oswego County. It is an excellent example of the United WayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Live United concept that we are all connected and that by supporting the United Way they can truly help make a difference in their community,Ã¢â‚¬Â Luber said.
The United Way of Greater Oswego CountyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s goal for the 2009/2010 Annual Campaign is $880,000.
The money raised will support the many human services programs that the United Way and its member agencies provide for those who live in Oswego County.
For more information on payroll deduction through a company campaign, call 593-1900.