BGE Encourages 501c3 Organizations to Apply for Emergency Response and Safety Grant Opportunities
Baltimore Gas and Electric Company Encourages 501c3 Organizations to Apply for Emergency Response and Safety Grant Opportunities
New grant program focuses on organizations throughout BGE’s service area that are committed to emergency preparedness and response enhances BGE’s long-standing community support
Company encourages qualified 501c3 organizations that provide emergency preparedness, response or recovery services to apply for a grant at bge.com <http://www.bge.com/ourcommitments/community/pages/charitable-contributions.aspx>
BALTIMORE, Oct. 15, 2012 – Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) <http://www.bge.com> today announced that as part of its continued commitment to supporting the communities throughout its service area, the company recently launched a new grant program designed specifically for emergency response and safety organizations. Now through Oct. 31, 2012, 501c3 organizations that provide emergency services support throughout BGE’s service area - either preparedness or response and recovery- are encouraged to apply for a single grant of up to $10,000.
“As part of BGE’s long-standing commitment to giving back to and improving the communities in which we live and work through corporate contributions and employee volunteering, this new grant program represents yet another means for extending that commitment to our emergency response partners,” said Stephen J. Woerner, senior vice president and chief operating officer, BGE. “These non-profit organizations – whether at the local or state level, are ready around-the-clock to respond in our times of need.”
Multiple grants will be awarded and will be considered for new and existing programs that fall within the defined grant description guidelines. Consideration will also be given to requests that clearly demonstrate improvement in response efforts to urgent and immediate needs of the community. Some examples of qualifying organizations include, but are not limited to American Red Cross, emergency relief organizations and first responders such as police and firefighters, including volunteer fire departments. Organizations may submit their application online atbge.com <http://www.bge.com/ourcommitments/community/pages/charitable-contributions.aspx> between now and Oct. 31, 2012. Grants will be awarded in December 2012. For more information, visit bge.com <http://www.bge.com/ourcommitments/community/pages/charitable-contributions.aspx> .
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