For Immediate Release
ComEd Media Relations
More than 1,000 ComEd employees donate 3,000 volunteer hours during month-long volunteer celebration
CHICAGO (April 25, 2017) – ComEd proudly announced that more than 1000 of its employees, with their families and friends, have been dedicating themselves to helping others by donating their time to a variety of volunteer projects during April in support of National Volunteer Week (April 23-29). Volunteer projects include performing energy efficiency upgrades at a church, renewing green spaces, helping female veterans with resume building and networking skills, and assisting special needs children participate in fun, outdoor activities.
"We may be known as the local energy company, but our employees are invested in providing much more than just lights for the neighborhoods where we live and work every day," said Anne Pramaggiore, ComEd president and CEO. "We are proud to help so many local nonprofit organizations achieve their goals during National Volunteer Week and throughout the year, making our communities a better place for our customers."
National Volunteer Week is an annual, nationwide celebration of people working to improve their communities through volunteer service. For the 11th consecutive year, ComEd employees are organizing community service projects for over 1,000 employees, family members and friends throughout April. This year, employees organized more projects than ever before with 68 events.
Below are some examples of what ComEd volunteers have done and will do as we close out the month of April and National Volunteer Week:
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 125 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: Atlantic City Electric in New Jersey, Baltimore Gas & Electric (BGE) in Maryland, Constellation in Maryland, Delmarva Power in Delaware, PECO in Philadelphia, Pepco in Washington D.C., and Exelon Generation and Exelon Business Services Company in the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and Texas.
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