PSEG in the Community

Disaster Relief


PSE&G Crew assisting in the Ground Zero relief efforts

PSEG and PSEG Employee Efforts to Aid Disaster Relief:

9/11: New York - 2001

Many New Jersey families were impacted by the terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers in New York City. New Jersey and the PSEG family responded quickly and with great compassion to these neighbors and friends.

PSEG established the PSEG Power of Giving World Trade Center Disaster Relief Fund. Employees generously donated over $300,000 and the PSEG Foundation matched to reach one million dollars. By working with the New Jersey Office of Recovery and Victim Assistance, each of the over 700 families of a deceased New Jersey victim of September 11th was offered a $1,000 check.

Remaining dollars supported the Candlelight Remembrance and Reflection Vigil held at Liberty State Park in Jersey City as well as the New Jersey Family Advocate Management organization. This non-profit was responsible for fundraising and securing in-kind donations as well as overseeing and assuring quality services for the Family Advocate program for families of victims.

PSEG also donated almost $50,000 for in-kind gifts such as first aid kits, burn kits, gloves, safety glasses, respirators, rain gear, hard hats, batteries, cable, food, flashlights and generators.

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Hurricane Katrina Relief: Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, and Mississippi - 2005

PSEG pledged to match $500,000 in employee and retiree contributions for Hurricane Katrina Relief efforts for the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army and America’s Second Harvest. Later three more organizations were added to the list to receive the over $350,000 in employee and company donations. These organizations were: Presbytery of South Alabama, Mississippi Power Relief Fund and Celebrate New Jersey. The Presbytery located in Daphne Alabama sheltered PSE&G crews on their way to assist electric and gas restoration in Mississippi. The Mississippi Power Relief Fund was established to assist utility workers affected by Katrina and Celebrate New Jersey was to assist with temporary shelter for the 100 Katrina-affected families brought to New Jersey.

This support was in addition to the PSE&G’s deployment of 90 electric delivery workers and two dozen work vehicles to help restore power to the hard hit Gulf region. The contingent traveled 700 miles before arriving in Spartanburg South Carolina where they stayed before heading for the next 500 miles to Alabama where crews assisted the Southern Company employees.

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Asia Earthquake and Tsunami Relief – 2005

The 7.6 magnitude earthquake that struck Asia on October 8, 2005 killed more than 87,000 people and left as many as 2.5 million people homeless. Between 50,000 and 100,000 died due to the harsh winter and disease. The PSEG Foundation pledged to match employee and retiree gifts.

On December 26, 2005, the largest earthquake to strike the globe since 1964 and the subsequent tsunamis that devastated South Asia and Eastern Africa, Approximately 150,000 people were killed and hundreds of thousands more were left with their lives torn apart.

PSEG employees and the PSEG Foundation donated over $60,000 to various international non-profit organizations for these disasters. Additionally, PSEG donated $15,000 to a hospital in India close to a PSEG power plant affected by the Tsunami.

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Disaster Relief Information

Use these links to search various emergency preparedness plans and kits for your family, the status of a particular disaster, what qualifies as a disaster or how to get help when a disaster strikes. Also, find the right organization to donate to as well as the various ways to donate: instant message, online, stock, in-kind, spare change, or rewards programs.

  • Aidmatrix was created in part by FEMA to use technology to deliver the right aid to the right people at the right time during a disaster.
  • The American Red Cross
    PSEG and the American Red Cross work together routinely in our local communities. 
    This American Red Cross locater can help you find your local Red Cross to find training, volunteer efforts, disaster status information or donation information locally, nationally and internationally.
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) 
    Visit FEMA for information on what the federal government is doing and what you can do in the areas of disaster mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery planning.
  • New Jersey Office of Emergency Management
    Visit the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management for information on disaster preparedness and training for everything from large scale businesses to pets.
  • New Jersey Office of Homeland Security
    The New Jersey Office of Homeland Security Site offers information on personal and statewide infrastructure disaster preparedness as well as planning for terrorist threats.
  • New Jersey Governor’s Office on Volunteerism
    The New Jersey Governor’s Office on Volunteerism website features a volunteer opportunities portal for individuals to search for the right volunteer opportunity for them. 
    Opportunities in disaster relief / response are available.
  • PSEG Health and Safety
    Employees can visit the PSEG Emergency Preparedness resource page on Information Central [intranet] for a library of video clips illustrating how to be prepared when a disaster strikes.
  • Ready America
    The Ready America website offers visitors a step-by-step approach to preparing you and your family for a disaster. Special attention is paid to preparedness for older Americans, people with disabilities, and pet owners!

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