2008_thanksgivingThroop, PA – Thanksgiving came a little early in Throop, PA this year.  The project team cleaning up the Marjol Battery Site in Throop, PA offered free turkeys to needy families on Wednesday, November 26th at the Throop Civic Center.“We do this every year throughout the Country and chose Throop, PA this year for the event.   These events touch the lives of hundreds of families every year,” said SCE’s President Jody Cordaro. “We’re thrilled to be able to provide a meal for many local families.  As I witnessed today in talking to some of the people that came out, there were many stories of people without food this Holiday and that this Turkey truly made the difference in some people’s lives.

SCE Environmental Group, along with its employees and most of its project partners at the Marjol Battery Site, have teamed up to provide 2.5 tons of turkeys to those who otherwise might not have the resources to enjoy a turkey dinner this holiday.

“We hope that our support of the Community through the Thanksgiving turkey giveaway will bring smiles and hope to many less-fortunate families and children in our area this Thanksgiving.  With the current economic crisis in America and more and more people out of work, this is something that we thought would make a difference”, said Robert Hivner, the Project Superintendent.

“Also, we have been collecting non-perishable food at the job along with collecting winter coats and blankets for the Homeless shelter in Scranton & Wilkes Barre”, said Hivner.  “The support has been unbelievable from our team and it reminds me that there are people out there that really care.  “We delivered 80+ jackets and coats yesterday to the Vision Homeless Shelter in Wilkes Barre along with a truck load of non-perishable goods and blankets.  It was an awesome feeling.”

In addition, SCE is also donating winter coats to children in need of a warm coat this year.   They will be given out to pre-selected families in December.

Among the participating sponsors making families celebrate a memorable Thanksgiving dinner were: SCE Environmental Group employees, Valkarr Rents, Four Star Contracting, Chesapeake Containment Systems, Scranton Craftsman, and Edwards Concrete.

As you can see from the attached photo, SCE staff was on hand to make sure this community event was a joyous one.

People in photo are:

SCE Employees Bill Bradian and Matthew Passeri, Throop Councilman Ray Jarosh, Jody Cordaro – President of SCE, Rob Hivner and Brian Mellody of SCE.


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