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JEA employees are our strongest connection to the communities we service and are committed to making a difference through volunteerism.
Our employees volunteer throughout the year with various organizations to help improve the quality of life for our customers. JEA employees volunteer thousands of hours to help build homes, clean-up along the river, serve meals to those in need, even read stories to children.
Spotlighting Our Employee Volunteers
JEA’s Vernon James is one of those rare people who is motivated by adding value to the lives of others, which is exactly what he tries to do every time he volunteers through JEA. “Picking up trash in a park or on the beach is good but I like to help people when I volunteer,” he said.
Vernon’s had plenty of opportunities to help others in the more than 25 years he’s worked at JEA as a control system technician at SOCC, JEA’s Electric System Operations Control Center. His job is to work on the hardware and software that keeps the electric system running.
Most recently, Vernon volunteered for Aging True a nonprofit that helps seniors live independently as long as possible. He called 150 elderly residents and asked them if they’d like a hot meal delivered to their door on Thanksgiving. “I’d say 90 percent of the people I called asked for that meal,” he said.
When he’s not volunteering through JEA, Vernon manages a mentoring program and supports a volunteer ministry for teenage parents at his church, The Potter’s House. He also visits hospitals and nursing homes on the weekends, and serves meals with his family at The Clara White Mission and The Salvation Army.
“All I want to do is improve people’s lives,” Vernon said. “That’s what I’m focused on.”
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