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Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published April 22, 2013

BGE Celebrates National Volunteer Week with 10 Days of Environmentally Focused Community Service Projects



BGE Celebrates National Volunteer Week with 10 Days of Environmentally Focused Community Service Projects

BGE Celebrates National Volunteer Week with 10 Days of Environmentally

Focused Community Service Projects

 
More than 260 BGE employee volunteers strongly support the company’s commitment to National Volunteer Week

 

by participating in community service projects with 25 local nonprofit organizations

 

BALTIMORE (April 22, 2013) – Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) <http://www.bge.com/Pages/default.aspx>  today announced that as part of its long-standing commitment to environmental stewardship, corporate responsibility and charitable giving, more than 260 BGE volunteers will participate in 20 community service events over 10 days with 25 local nonprofit organizations. National Volunteer Week is an annual, nationwide celebration of people working together to improve their communities through service. Created by executive order of President Richard Nixon in 1974, this week signaled a recommitment to creating a culture of service in America. Millions of Americans volunteer throughout National Volunteer Week and demonstrate the positive community impact that individuals, families, businesses and organizations can create year-round.

“Whether it’s through charitable giving or employee volunteer opportunities, BGE has a rich history of protecting the environment and enhancing the communities which it serves,” said Jeannette M. Mills, vice president and chief customer officer for BGE. “Our employees are strongly dedicated to giving back to communities throughout central Maryland and each of the volunteer events this week support BGE’s corporate responsibility areas of focus, including energy efficiency, the environment, economic and community development, emergency response and safety, and education. I am proud of our employees for their hard work and commitment, not just throughout National Volunteer week, but through their community service efforts year-round.”

While National Volunteer Week officially kicked off today, BGE employees participated in several activities at the end of last week and over the weekend. More than 30 BGE volunteers teamed up with TreeBaltimore <http://treebaltimore.org/>  last Friday to plant more than 100 trees at the Gwynns Falls Trail. TreeBaltimore <http://treebaltimore.org/>  serves as the umbrella organization for all Baltimore City agencies and private organizations whose efforts focus on increasing the tree canopy of Baltimore City In addition, BGE employees participated in Baltimore City’s Spring Clean-Up event and in the March of Dimes’ March for Babies in Baltimore County.

Today, BGE employees will celebrate Earth Day by participating in environmentally focused community service projects at the Irvine Nature Center in Owings Mills and Living Classrooms in Baltimore City. Throughout the next week, BGE employees will continue to participate in community service activities, including:

·         Meals on Wheels 

·         Christopher Place Dinner 

·         Welcome One Shelter Dinner Service 

·         Habitat for Humanity Build 

·         Ronald McDonald House Breakfast 

·         Green Street Academy Painting Project 

·         Arbor Day Tree Planting at Hashawa Outdoor School 

·         Our Daily Bread Breakfast 

·         Tree Planting at Graceland Park O’Donnell Heights Elementary School 

·         My Sister’s Place Mentoring 

·         Baltimore Museum of Industry Clean-up 

·         Christmas in April Low Income Home Improvement Project in Calvert County 

·         Rebuilding Together’s Annual Rebuilding Day

·         Conowingo Creek Boat Launch Clean-up 

·         March for Babies Greater Baltimore 



Last year, BGE employees, friends and family spent more than 18,000 hours volunteering with more than 160 different community organizations. BGE employees also participate as board members for more than 65 local nonprofits. Providing personal and professional experience, BGE executives and staff members share their skills in building stronger organizations to serve the community.

BGE, a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation, and each of the companies in the Exelon family, join together in supporting National Volunteer Week, with more than 2,000 employees participating in more than 150 volunteer service projects in the communities Exelon serves. The National Volunteer Week projects include employee volunteers from all of Exelon’s businesses, including ComEd in northern Illinois, PECO in southeastern Pennsylvania, Constellation and BGE in Maryland, and Exelon Generation and Exelon Business Services Company in the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and Texas.