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An Army of ComEd Volunteers Hits the Streets to Help Children, Veterans and Non-Profits During National Volunteer Week

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:

  • April 8 (Chicago, Ill.) – Hosting a special event for female veterans in the community featuring resume preparation and interview skills workshops, free resume review and advice by ComEd's HR team, a panel discussion featuring female veterans within the company, and a free "gently used" boutique for women's professional clothing and shoes.
  • April 10 (Chicago, Ill.) – Helping with spring cleaning at Gilda's Club, which offers free programs for men, women, children, and their families and friends whose lives have been impacted by any kind of cancer.
  • April 12 (Lisle, Ill.) – Assisting Morton Arboretum with an ecological restoration project performing brush and invasive plant removal.
  • April 20 (Warrenville, Ill.) – Joining organization The Friends for Adventure Day, an event that consists of hundreds of school-age special needs children participating in outdoor activities, such as fishing, archery, kayaking and more.
  • April 22 (Chicago, Ill.)Upgrading Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church to be more energy efficient by installing LED lightbulbs, smart power strips, and weather stripping as well as ensuring programmable thermostats are being used efficiently to save energy.
  • April 25 (Joliet, Ill.)Assisting Easterseals with staining a deck and front stairs of an assisted living home.
  • April 28 (Downers Grove, Ill.) – Volunteers will help organize and clean up the outside areas of the West Suburban Humane Society.

 

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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Commonwealth Edison Company (ComEd) is a unit of Chicago-based Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), the nation’s leading competitive energy provider, with approximately 10 million customers. ComEd provides service to approximately 3.8 million customers across northern Illinois, or 70 percent of the state’s population. For more information visit ComEd.com, and connect with the company on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

 

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