Employees throughout the City of Seattle gave generously to Hurricane Sandy relief, raising nearly $75,000 in support.
City employees had three options for giving direct help to those in need – donating up to 20 hours of accrued and unused vacation hours, making a one-time donation from their paycheck, or donating directly to the Red Cross. Seattle City Light employees gave more than $1,000 through a one-time donation and nearly $4,500 through the vacation donation option.
Superstorm Sandy battered the Northeast in November, killing moe than 100 people, destroying entire communities in New York and New Jersey, and leaving 8 million homes without power.
Seattle City Light sent 14 employees and four trucks to New York to help the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) restore service to its customers.