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For Immediate Release


Rhea Lewis Marshall

BGE Employees Extend Spirit of National Volunteer Week by Participating in More than 30 Community Service Projects throughout the Month of April

More than 350 employees will donate 1,500 volunteer hours in 10th celebration of National Volunteer Week

BALTIMORE (April 11, 2016) – Employees of Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE) will celebrate National Volunteer Week (April 10-16) during the designated week and throughout the entire month of April by participating in more than 30 employee-led service projects across central Maryland. These projects include planting community gardens, preparing food for homebound individuals and helping rebuild homes.

“It’s important to us to meet our customers’ needs on a number of levels,” said Valencia McClure, BGE’s vice president of governmental and external affairs. “Just as we provide safe and reliable energy for our customers, we also want to support organizations and programs that enhance the overall quality of life in the communities where our customers – and employees – live and work.”

National Volunteer Week is an annual, nationwide celebration of people working to improve their communities through volunteer service. For the 10th consecutive year, BGE employees are organizing community service projects for more than 350 employees, family members and friends throughout April. Examples of BGE’s National Volunteer Week projects include: 

  • April 13 (Columbia, Md.) – Planting a community garden with the Community Action Council of Howard County. 
  • April 14 (Baltimore, Md.) – Building a mosaic with Art with a Heart at the Cecil Elementary School, part of BGE’s 200th anniversary project to build and install 100 mosaics across the service area. 
  • April 14 (Baltimore, Md.) – Delivering meals to homebound clients of the Moveable Feast organization with the BGE chapter of Exelon’s PRIDE employee resource group 
  • April 15 (Baltimore, Md.) – Grounds keeping at Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS)
  • April 22 (Baltimore, Md.) – Supporting student athletes with special needs at the Baer School during the Baer-Athon. 
  • April 24 (Ellicott City, Md.) – Staffing activities at the Girl Scouts Big Event at Camp Ilchester
  • April 30 (Bowie, Md.) – Home repair and beautification work for community members in need during the Christmas in April Prince George’s County event.

BGE and its parent company Exelon recognize National Volunteer Week by empowering employees to design their service projects and recruit others to participate. This year, employees across Exelon will participate in more than 160 community service projects in April. Projects will focus on education, environmental stewardship, diversity and inclusion, and community enrichment.

In addition to BGE, National Volunteer Week will include employee-led service projects from across the Exelon family of companies including: ComEd in Illinois, Constellation in Maryland, PECO in Philadelphia, and Exelon Generation and Exelon Business Services Company in the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and Texas.

Following the merger of Exelon with Pepco Holdings on March 23, 2016, employees of the Atlantic City Electric, Delmarva Power and Pepco utilities in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland and New Jersey can look forward to contributing to Exelon’s National Volunteer Week efforts starting next year.

BGE and its employees are committed to enhancing the quality of life for its customers and their families in communities the company serves throughout central Maryland. One of the focus areas for BGE’s corporate citizenship is its commitment to building strong communities in central Maryland. In 2015, BGE employees, friends and family logged more than 22,000 hours volunteering with nonprofit organizations across the service area.


BGE, founded in 1816 as the nation’s first gas utility, is Maryland’s largest natural gas and electric utility. Headquartered in Baltimore, BGE delivers power to more than 1.25 million electric customers and more than 650,000 natural gas customers in central Maryland. The company’s approximately 3,200 employees are committed to the safe and reliable delivery of natural gas and electricity, as well as enhanced energy management, conservation, environmental stewardship and community assistance. 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, YouTube and Flickr.

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