Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) employees engaged the community and extended the spirit of National Volunteer Week (April 23-29) throughout the month of April by participating in 55 company-sponsored community service projects throughout central Maryland. In total, more than 300 employees logged 1,000 volunteer hours.
“BGE is committed to the local community and I am so grateful to the BGE volunteers who lent their time, talent, and support to causes they care about in our community,” said Valencia McClure, vice president of governmental and external affairs and corporate relations for BGE. “Employee involvement in local charities and civic organizations continues well beyond National Volunteer Week and has been a staple of our company throughout its existence.”
Some highlights from volunteerism during the month of April include:
- April 1—BGE and Exelon employees from the Baltimore and Chicago chapters of the Network of Exelon Women (NEW) collaborated with girl scouts from Baltimore and Chicago to teach young girls about solar power generation and help them build a solar-powered girl scout cookie sales booth.
- April 14—BGE and Constellation employees volunteered to remove an aging playground at the Kennedy Krieger School’s Fairmount Campus in Baltimore to make way for a state-of-the-art playground equipped with safety enhancements and therapeutic nursery equipment.
- April 24—BGE CEO Calvin Butler and BGE employees took part in planting crops at the Civic Works Real Food Farm in Baltimore that supplies healthy food choices to Baltimore communities.
National Volunteer Week is an annual, nationwide celebration of people working to improve their communities through volunteer service. BGE and its parent company Exelon recognized National Volunteer Week by empowering employees to design their service projects and recruit others to participate. Projects focused on education, environmental stewardship, diversity and inclusion, and community enrichment.
In addition to BGE, National Volunteer Week included employee-led service projects from across the Exelon family of companies including: ComEd in Illinois, Constellation in Maryland, Delmarva Power in Delaware, Pepco in Washington D.C., PECO in Pennsylvania, Atlantic City Electric in New Jersey, and Exelon Generation and Exelon Business Services Company in the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and Texas.
BGE and its employees are committed to enhancing the quality of life for its customers and their families in communities the company serves throughout central Maryland. In 2016, BGE employees logged more than 20,000 hours volunteering with nonprofit organizations across the service area.
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BGE, founded in 1816 as the nation’s first gas utility, is Maryland’s largest natural gas and electric utility. Headquartered in Baltimore, BGE delivers power to more than 1.25 million electric customers and more than 650,000 natural gas customers in central Maryland. The company’s approximately 3,200 employees are committed to the safe and reliable delivery of natural gas and electricity, as well as enhanced energy management, conservation, environmental stewardship and community assistance. The company also has an estimated annual economic impact of $5 billion of output in its service area, supporting more than 9,500 local jobs and producing $923 million in labor income. BGE is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), the nation’s leading competitive energy provider. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, YouTube and Flickr.