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Tasha Jamerson

BGE Employees Participate in over 50 Volunteer Events Across the Region

Employees set a new company record with their charitable acts

BALTIMORE (May 13, 2019) – Hundreds of BGE employees celebrated National Volunteer Month in April by volunteering close to 2,000 hours on 51 different arts & culture projects that encouraged community development, championed the environment, and supported education initiatives. BGE's 'Powering the Community' program helps to fulfill our mission of powering a cleaner and brighter future for our customers and communities through company-sponsored service events across central Maryland.

"We're honored to continue the tradition of supporting neighbors and communities through volunteerism, not just for National Volunteer Month, but throughout every month of the year," said Valencia McClure, vice president of governmental and external affairs for BGE. "While we set a record this year with the number of events BGE participated in, it should come as no surprise that our employees rolled up their sleeves and stood shoulder-to-shoulder with community organizations working to enhance the lives of our customers in a myriad of ways."

Service highlights during the month include:

  • Forty BGE volunteers joined Rodney Oddoye, BGE vice president of customer operations, at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore to build a goat castle and playscape for the goats to climb and romp on. Click here to watch the Zoo's time lapse video from the event.
  • Nearly 200 BGE employees and local partners took part in the American Red Cross Sound the Alarm event where they canvassed neighborhoods in Harford County to install free smoke alarms, replace batteries in existing alarms, and helped families create escape plans.
  • BGE Vice President of government and external affairs Valencia McClure and 22 BGE employees participated in the Susan G. Komen Letter Writing event in Baltimore where volunteers wrote "Notes of Encouragement" to women and men going through breast cancer and survivors who reside within BGE's service area.
  • Members of BGE's Demand Response Business and Behavioral Energy Efficiency teams worked with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation to "hatch" oyster reef balls at the Maryland Oyster Restoration Center in Anne Arundel County. The team successfully "hatched" over 50 concrete reef balls by removing them from their molds, cleaning, and prepping them for eventual placement on an oyster sanctuary in the Chesapeake.  
  • BGE participated in the Hero Dogs clean-up day in Montgomery County.  BGE volunteers joined veterans to help clean the training room and kennels of skilled companion dogs that will be placed with veterans and first-responders. 

Employee service projects for National Volunteer Month extended across the Exelon family of energy companies.

BGE and its employees are committed to enhancing the quality of life for its customers and their families in communities throughout central Maryland. In 2018, BGE employees logged more than 26,000 hours volunteering with nonprofit organizations throughout the company's service area. To learn more about BGE's commitment to philanthropic giving and volunteerism, click here.



BGE, founded in 1816 as the nation's first gas utility and headquartered in Baltimore, is Maryland's largest natural gas and electric utility. The company's approximately 3,200 employees are committed to safe and reliable energy delivery to more than 1.25 million electric customers and more than 650,000 natural gas customers in central Maryland.  In the J.D. Power 2017 and 2018 Electric Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Study SM  BGE was ranked Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Business Electric Service in the East among Large Utilities. In addition, in the J.D. Power 2018 Gas Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Study SM   BGE received Best in Customer Satisfaction with Business Natural Gas Service in the East. BGE is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), the nation's leading competitive energy provider. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, InstagramYouTube  and Flickr.

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