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1000 Reasons Why ComEd Employees Are the BEST Volunteers!

More than 1,000 employees will donate 3000 volunteer hours to support local non-profits and community projects in 10th anniversary celebration of National Volunteer Week

CHICAGO (April 12, 2016) – ComEd proudly announced that more than 1000 its employees with their families and friends will dedicate themselves to helping others by donating their time to a variety of volunteer projects during National Volunteer Week (April 10-16). Volunteer projects include caring for rescued animals, renewing green spaces, preparing food for local low-income children and families, and helping construct homes.

National Volunteer Week is an annual, nationwide celebration of people working to improve their communities through volunteer service. For the 10th consecutive year, ComEd employees are organizing more than 50 community service projects for over 1,000 employees, family members and friends throughout April. Examples of ComEd's National Volunteer Week-inspired projects include:

  • April 11 (Chicago, Ill.) – Assisting with administrative tasks and socializing with rescued animals at PAWS Chicago.
  • April 16 (Chicago, Ill.) – Beautification and cleaning at Humboldt Park, including picking up trash around the lagoon, raking around the ball fields, and painting park benches.
  • April 19 (Elgin, Ill.) – Painting, cleaning and organizing the kitchen, pantry and serving area at the Church of the Redeemer's soup kitchen in Elgin.
  • April 20 (Chicago, Ill.)Assisting teachers with various activities to enhance the academic, social, and personal skills in a recreational environment for youth at Casa Central.
  • April 29 (Coal City, Ill.) – Planting trees that were lost during the devastating tornado in June 2015.  
  • April 29 (Bensenville, Ill.) – Working with Habitat for Humanity to build safe housing for a local, low-income family.

ComEd and its parent company, Exelon, recognize National Volunteer Week by empowering employees to design their service projects and recruit others to participate. This year, employees across Exelon will participate in more than 160 community service projects in April. Projects will focus on education, environmental stewardship, diversity and inclusion, and community enrichment.

In addition to ComEd, National Volunteer Week will include employee-led service projects from across the Exelon family of companies including: Baltimore Gas & Electric (BGE) in Maryland, Constellation in Maryland, PECO in Philadelphia, and Exelon Generation and Exelon Business Services Company in the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and Texas.

Following the merger of Exelon with Pepco Holdings on March 23, 2016, employees of the Atlantic City Electric, Delmarva Power and Pepco utilities in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland and New Jersey can look forward to contributing to Exelon's National Volunteer Week efforts starting next year.

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