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BGE’s $10,000 Donation to the Esperanza Center Highlights Series of Activities in Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month

Donation will help local immigrant resource center recover from Sept. 7 fire

BALTIMORE (Oct. 11, 2018) –  During Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs Sept. 15 – Oct. 15, BGE and its employees celebrated the contributions of Baltimore's Latino community through volunteering, community outreach and nonprofit grant support. Among the highlights was BGE's contribution of $10,000 to the Catholic Charities Esperanza Center, to help it replenish supplies destroyed in a fire on Sept. 7.

"We are so grateful for the support we receive from the community and from BGE," said Catholic Charities Executive Director Bill McCarthy. "We are serving our immigrant neighbors in other locations while we work toward reopening, and we know that what happened to the Esperanza Center building is minimal compared to the challenges in the lives of the people we serve."  

Additionally, BGE employees who are members of the Organization of Latinos at Exelon, an employee resource group, led the company's participation in numerous events, including:    

 

  • Mayor Catherine Pugh's Hispanic Heritage Awards and Celebration at Baltimore City Hall
  • 'Small Goals, Big Change Soccer Tournament' to support Soccer Without Borders' work to provide after-school and educational programming to assist immigrant youth in Baltimore.
  • The fifth annual Hispanic Heritage Month celebration, which this year paid tribute to BGE employees who took part in the power restoration efforts in Puerto Rico.

BGE is also celebrating the achievements of Hispanic youth through the company's ImaginAction  Hispanic Heritage Month campaign. ImaginAction celebrates those who use their skills and take an active part in the creation of their own future. The campaign shows what's possible when imagination is put into action and highlights the positive impact it has on the community.  

BGE is committed to diversity and inclusion, which is essential to our company and to the success of the communities BGE serves. Exelon employee resource groups are created to inspire an inclusive workplace that fully leverages the talents of our diverse workforce. ERGs provide a support system and a positive forum for professional development, alignment with company goals, collaboration, education and idea exchanges on common issues of interest that add business value to Exelon Corporation and its operating companies.

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