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Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published April 24, 2013

Media Advisory: BGE Provides $300,000 to Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake and Commences First Build in Baltimore City in Celebration of National Volunteer Week



**MEDIA ADVISORY**

BGE Provides $300,000 to Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake and Commences First Build in

 

Baltimore City in Celebration of National Volunteer Week

Contribution aims to bring 180 limited-income homes in Anne Arundel, Baltimore and Howard Counties and Baltimore City

 

up to ENERGY STAR® 3.0 Standard 
 
Media are invited for photo, video, b roll and interview opportunities


WHO:          Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) volunteers
Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake

WHAT:       As part of BGE’s long-standing commitment to environmental stewardship, corporate responsibility and charitable giving, BGE employees will team up the Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake to help rehab a home in the Orchard Ridge neighborhood of Baltimore City. Nearly 40 BGE volunteers will assist with painting, insulating and other various site projects. Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake serves Anne Arundel, Baltimore and Howard Counties and Baltimore City. This event is also part of BGE’s participation in National Volunteer Week.

WHEN:       Wednesday, April 24, 2013
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

WHERE:     2517 Jefferson Street
Baltimore, MD 21205

WHY:          BGE has a long-standing commitment to protecting the environment and enhancing the communities it serves, whether it’s through charitable giving or employee volunteer opportunities.  Habitat Chesapeake makes homeownership a reality for people living in substandard housing by providing volunteer-built homes to low-income families. These families help build the homes, which are then sold with a no-interest, no-profit mortgage that is set at 30 percent of the family’s annual income. In this partnership-housing model, families in need of shelter become central to the solution. A house provides a family with the foundation for stable life patterns, resulting in improved health, increased academic achievement and a stronger community.