University Park Generation Supports The Illinois Community
In 2020, LS Power’s “University Park” gas-fired power generation facility in Illinois donated more than $90,000 to multiple Hunger Relief and Health & Community Support efforts.
Organizations supported in the wake of the pandemic included:
- Governors State University (University Park, IL) – Emergency funds are being used to assist low-income students with food supplies and travel needs as many have been strained due to COVID-19, unable to work and provide child care.
- Greater Joliet Area YMCA (Joliet, IL) – The donation will be used for microgrants of up to $100 each for 500 local employees who have been laid off due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This gift will provide food, ease financial stress, and let people know their neighbors and community care.
- Monee Township Food Pantry (Monee, IL) – The donation will be used to purchase food and supplies for residents of the community where the plant resides. Many residents have experienced job loss and reduced work hours due to COVID-19.
- Riverside Healthcare (Kankakee, IL) – The donation directly supports the employees and healthcare workers in addition to patients that have been impacted by the pandemic.
In December of 2020, University Park also donated laptops to James E. Smith School. Due to the continual need for remote learning due to the pandemic over the past few months, the laptops were very much appreciated by the school.