ABAG Members, BGE and Constellation to Celebrate National Volunteer Week
Monday, April 13, 2015
Posted by: Buffy Beaudoin-Schwartz
April 9, 2015
Exelon Employees Organizing More Than 150 Community Service Projects To Observe National Volunteer Week
More than 2,000 employees will donate 10,000 volunteer hours focused on environment, education and community enrichment
Employees from across the Exelon family of companies are celebrating National Volunteer Week, April 12-18, by volunteering at more than 150 employee-led service projects in the communities Exelon serves. The projects will include cleaning up parks, serving food to community members who are challenged by hunger and helping to build homes with Habitat for Humanity.
National Volunteer Week is an annual, nationwide celebration of people working to improve their communities through service. For the ninth consecutive year, Exelon employees are organizing community service projects this week and throughout the month of April in which more than 2,000 employees, family members and friends are expected to participate.
"At Exelon, we’re proud to support our employees’ dedication to giving back to their communities, both during National Volunteer Week and all year long,” said Chris Crane, Exelon’s president and CEO. "By volunteering their time and energy to important causes and organizations, our employees are the ones who make Exelon such a strong community partner.”
Exelon encourages employees to plan their own National Volunteer Week service projects and recruit others to participate. Projects focus on education, environmental stewardship, diversity and inclusion, and community enrichment. All of Exelon’s businesses participate, including BGE and Constellation in Maryland, ComEd in northern Illinois, PECO in southeastern Pennsylvania, and Exelon Generation and Exelon Business Services Company in the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and Texas.
Exelon has a longstanding tradition of charitable giving and service to civic and nonprofit organizations through its "Energy for the Community” program. In 2014, more than 4,500 Exelon employee volunteers recorded nearly 113,000 hours of service to community non-profit organizations. This is equivalent to 2,825 workweeks or 54 years of fulltime service.
Follow Exelon’s National Volunteer Week activity on social media as our employees post updates and photographs from their projects using the hashtag #ExelonVolunteers.
Just a few examples of this year’s Maryland-based National Volunteer Week projects include:
• Landscaping and planting at Civic Works’ Real Food Farm (Baltimore, April 9)
• Preparing and packaging food at Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland (Baltimore, April 14)
• Working with 5th graders to install a rain garden at Federal Hill Preparatory School (Baltimore, April 14)
• Cleaning up wetlands at Living Classrooms Foundation’s East Harbor Campus (Baltimore, April 17)
• Cleaning up the riverbank along the Susquehanna River (Conowingo, April 18)