For Immediate Release
Employees make holidays merry and bright for nonprofits throughout central Maryland
BALTIMORE (Dec. 14, 2016) – With the holiday season upon us, BGE employees will be donating their time, energy, and financial support to various nonprofits in communities throughout central Maryland. Through BGE's "Energy for the Community" program, employees are on track to volunteer more than 20,000 hours in 2016.
"For our employees, volunteering and giving back to the community is really a year round endeavor, but the holiday season can add special meaning to contributions," said Valencia McClure, vice president of Governmental and External Affairs. "As we close out our 200th Anniversary, we do so in the same way we have marked the entire year, by working to strengthen the communities we are proud to serve."
In addition to donating time, employees this year have given more than $1 million to local charities through the annual Employee Giving Campaign. "Energy for the Community" projects that BGE employees are supporting this month include:
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