On a typical Monday morning, you can expect to find Business Development Manager Sal Ritorto in his car, traveling south to Philadelphia for an important meeting with one of his WGL Energy Services (WGL Energy) commercial energy customers.
Monday, August 6 was anything but a typical Monday for Sal.
With deep ties to the Philadelphia community where he works, Sal spent the morning with other local volunteers behind a WaWa Coffee & Care Cart in the corridors of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), delivering complimentary hot and cold WaWa beverages for parents and visitors. Sal was joined by Brandon Harris, a vice president at Johnson, Kendall and Johnson; Jake Rainwater, an engineer at AECOM and a pastor at Epic Church in Roxborough; and John Salmons, a recently retired NBA basketball player and real estate/tech investor.
On this rainy Monday morning, Sal and his fellow hospitality volunteers were part of a WaWa Volunteer Services team charged with elevating the CHOP experience and helping it run more smoothly for patients and their families. They made their way up and down the hospital’s corridors with their cart, greeting patients and their families, serving complimentary beverages and spreading cheer.
As an employee of WGL Energy, an affiliate of WGL, Sal joins a cadre of WGL employees who proudly support and contribute to the communities in which they live and work. In the last year, WGL employees volunteered more than 11,000 hours in service to their communities and those who needed their help.
WaWa Volunteer Services is endowed by the WaWa Foundation, which has been partnering with CHOP to provide hope and comfort to patients and their families across the entire CHOP community for almost 70 years.
Click here to learn more about how volunteers like Sal are making an impact on family-centered care at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.