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FirstEnergy Foundation Contributes $25,000 to American Red Cross of Greater Cleveland

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Funds Support Relief Following Devastation of Hurricane Sandy

CLEVELAND, Nov. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The FirstEnergy Foundation has contributed $25,000 to the American Red Cross of Greater Cleveland to support relief efforts for residents affected by Hurricane Sandy.  FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) is the parent company of The Illuminating Company, which was particularly impacted by the storm.

Hurricane Sandy slammed into the region on October 29, packing damaging winds exceeding 80 mph in some areas and causing widespread power outages throughout The Illuminating Company's service territory. 

"Hurricane Sandy had a devastating effect on our region and our crews are working around the clock to restore service to those who remain without power," said John Skory, regional president of The Illuminating Company.  "We're glad to provide assistance to the American Red Cross of Greater Cleveland so it can help those who need it."

The FirstEnergy Foundation will match all gifts employees make to the Red Cross during this crisis.

The FirstEnergy Foundation is funded solely by FirstEnergy Corp. and provides support to non-profit, tax-exempt health and human services agencies; educational organizations; cultural and arts programs and institutions; and civic groups in areas served by FirstEnergy's 10 electric operating companies and in areas where the company has facilities. 

FirstEnergy is a diversified energy company dedicated to safety, reliability and operational excellence.  Its 10 electric distribution companies form one of the nation's largest investor-owned electric systems, serving customers in Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and West Virginia.  Its generation subsidiaries control more than 20,000 megawatts of capacity from a diversified mix of scrubbed coal, non-emitting nuclear, natural gas, hydro, pumped-storage hydro and other renewables.  Follow FirstEnergy on Twitter @FirstEnergyCorp.

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SOURCE FirstEnergy Corp.

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