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GE Transportation Donates $40,000 to Erie Community

ERIE, Pa. GE Transportation announced the donation of $40,000 in charitable giving to four individual non-profit organizations, based in Erie, PA.

Erie City Mission and the American Red Cross: Since January 2014, the Erie Chapter of the American Red Cross has responded to 107 fires which have left 350 homeless. The American Red Cross will be holding their annual “Dialing for Disaster” telethon, where GE Transportation has pledged to match donations up to $10,000. Additionally, GE Transportation has pledged to match donations for the Erie City Mission’s Radio-a- thon on December 18, up to $10,000. 

Community Shelter Services: GE Transportation donated $10,000 to the Erie Community Shelter Services to provide additional housing and support services to men, women and children in need throughout the Triangle region. Community Shelter Services support the development of those individuals who are homeless or at risk of homelessness by providing temporary, transitional and permanent options for shelter, as well as supportive services, referrals, advocacy and community education.

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College “THON:” GE Transportation donated $10,000 to the annual dance marathon held at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. ‘THON’ raises funding for pediatric cancer research while providing support to the children’s families, researchers, and staff of The Four Diamonds Fund located at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital.

“The Red Cross depends solely on the generosity of the community to provide local services; the ongoing generosity of GE Transportation ensures that we can deliver hope to those left homeless after disaster strikes,” notes Pamela Masi, Chief Executive Officer, Red Cross American Red Cross for Greater Erie County.

“Erie is home to generations of GE employees and their families, and giving back to the communities where we live and work has always been a vibrant part of our culture. We partner with local organizations, support STEM learning programs, and volunteer th ousands of hours to improve communities that we call home. We’re proud today to support these organizations that are making such a positive difference in Erie,” said Russell Stokes, President & CEO of GE Transportation.

GETransportation has a deep heritage of service and commitment to Erie. In addition to dedicating funding to the Erie community, GE Transportation donates tens of thousands of volunteer hours annually throughout the community.

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