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Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published September 10, 2013

BGE, CareFirst, Constellation, Legg Mason, T. Rowe Price, Under Armour and Wells Fargo Team Up for National 9/11 Day of Service



Please consider attending tomorrow’s joint event with BGE, CareFirst, Constellation, Legg Mason, T. Rowe Price, Under Armour and Wells Fargo as more than 200 employee volunteers team up for National 9/11 Day of Service in the Oliver neighborhood of East Baltimore. Beautification and building projects will take place from 9am to 3pm, offering great opportunities for photos and b roll. At 12 noon, a short ceremony will kickoff featuring remarks from Patrick Young, The 6th Branch, Senator Nathaniel McFadden, Kevin Cleary from the Office of the Mayor of Baltimore City, BGE Sr. Vice President of Regulatory and External Affairs, Calvin G. Butler Jr., and CareFirst Sr. Vice President of Public Policy and Community Affairs, Maria Harris Tildon.

 

 

BGE, CareFirst, Constellation, Legg Mason, T. Rowe Price, Under Armour and Wells Fargo Team Up for National 9/11 Day of Service

More than 200 volunteers from area companies join forces for the second year in a row with The 6th Branch for Operation Oliver community project in honor of the anniversary of 9/11


Interview, b roll and photo opportunities available

 

WHO:                More than 200 volunteers and key executives from BGE, CareFirst, Constellation, Legg Mason, T. Rowe Price, Under Armour and Wells Fargo

                           The 6th Branch

                           Senator Nathaniel McFadden

Kevin Cleary, Baltimore City Mayor’s Office, Community Program Manager

Classic Catering                                  

WHAT:              More than 200 volunteers from seven of the Baltimore area’s largest employers and corporate philanthropists will team up on Sept. 11 to help revitalize the Oliver neighborhood of Baltimore City – an area struggling with poverty, neglect, vacant homes and lack of recreational space for children.

 

Volunteers will spend the day in the Oliver community of East Baltimore, maintaining playground areas for children, turning vacant areas into community gathering spaces, creating a farm that will feed community members and building planter boxes and rain barrels. The effort is part of Operation Oliver, an ongoing neighborhood revitalization initiative led by The 6th Branch, a veteran-led, nonprofit organization that utilizes the leadership and organizational skills of military veterans to execute aggressive community service initiatives at the local level.

 

Classic Catering will serve as the catering sponsor, donating boxed lunches and water to all volunteers and participates in support of the National 9.11 Day of Service.

 

WHEN:              Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Volunteer activities

                           12 noon – Official ceremony

     (with remarks from Patrick Young (The 6th Branch Board Member), Senator McFadden, Kevin Cleary (Office of the Mayor of Baltimore City), BGE and CareFirst

 

WHEN:              Oliver Neighborhood in Baltimore City
1400 N. Bethel Street
Baltimore, MD 21213

 

WHY:                As part of its commitment to building strong communities in central Maryland, BGE supports initiatives like Operation Oliver.  Over the past year, more than 120 BGE employee volunteers have participated in several events, building picnic tables, mulching, painting and working to support the beautification of the Bethel Street Playscape.

Since its founding nearly 200 years ago, BGE has played an integral role in working with Maryland communities to address economic development, public safety, civic issues and other initiatives that help enhance our neighborhoods. Through the use of shareholder dollars, BGE supports programs that deliver measurable and sustainable impact in areas of energy efficiency and assistance, the environment, education, economic and community development, and emergency response and safety. 

BGE’s corporate citizenship aligns with that of its parent company, Exelon Corporation. As part of Exelon’s merger in March 2012, Exelon and its subsidiaries have committed to maintain charitable giving of an average of $7 million per year in Maryland, including BGE’s service area, for the next 10 years. BGE’s commitment to the Operation Oliver fulfills part of that commitment.