Con Edison Media Relations
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For Immediate Release: December 23, 2002
CON EDISON PRESENTS TOYS FOR TOTS AT NEW YORK-PRESBYTERIAN WEILL CORNELL BURN CENTER
Steam Operations Makes Donation In Honor Of Company Employee Dick Morgan, Victim Of 9-11
NEW YORK - Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. (Con Edison) shared the joy of the holiday season last Friday, December 20, with children at the New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Burn Center, and Pediatrics Unit in Manhattan. The children received some of the toys collected by Con Edison employees during their third Toys for Tots drive.
Con Edison's Steam Operations Department presented the New York- Presbyterian Weill Cornell Burn Center with a check in honor of Dick Morgan, Con Edison's former vice president of Emergency Management, who lost his life in the World Trade Center tragedy on September 11. Bernard Walsh, business agent for Union Local 1-2, also presented the New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Burn Center with a check.
"It is a great source of satisfaction to keep the holiday spirit alive in the hearts of all the children we reach through the Toys for Tots program," said Andrew Jacob, Con Edison's vice president of Steam Operations. "To do so in honor of Dick Morgan makes this year's experience even more special. This is the best way of remembering Dick, by putting to work the values that were so much a part of his life -- compassion, generosity and unconditional service to others."
Con Edison's check presented to the New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Burn Center represented the money collected from raffles and other activities at the Steam Operations Environmental Health and Safety Day held in June. The event was a celebration of its successful environment, health and safety efforts.
This is the third year that Con Edison has joined the United States Marine Corps in the Toys for Tots program. Established by Major Bill Hendricks in Los Angeles in 1947, this program expanded nationally as a community action project. Today, Marines and volunteers collect and distribute nearly 14 million toys in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and American Samoa.
Con Edison is a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc. [NYSE: ED], one of the nation's largest investor-owned energy companies, with more than $8 billion in annual revenues and $18 billion in assets. The utility provides electric, gas and steam service to more than 3 million customers in New York City and Westchester County, New York. For additional financial, operations and customer service information, visit Con Edison's Web site at www.coned.com.