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Atlantic City Electric Holds Annual Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast

Atlantic City Electric recognized approximately 100 employees during its recent Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast held at the Buena Vista Country Club. The annual event honors company employees who make a difference in their respective communities through volunteerism. Debbie Lucca of Egg Harbor Township and Kenyatta Brown of Somers Point were named the Atlantic City Electric 2015 Volunteers of the Year. 

"Our commitment to the community is very important," said Vince Maione, Atlantic City Electric region president. "We are thrilled so many of our employees participate in events and volunteer initiatives each year to support numerous organizations in the communities we live and work."

Lucca is a recent retiree after serving the company for more than 37 years. She has been instrumental in organizing and participating in numerous volunteer events and initiatives with Atlantic City Electric and in her community. "I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to help make a difference in someone's life through volunteerism," she said. Lucca annually organized Atlantic City Electric's Holiday Gift Drive as well as the company's volunteer endeavors and fund raising efforts with organizations including United Way of Atlantic and Cape May counties, the Atlantic County Utilities Authority through its Earth Day event, the American Heart Association's Heart Walk and the Special Olympics Floor Hockey event. Lucca also volunteers as an organist in her church and teaches youth bible studies.

A former United States Marine, Atlantic City Electric lineman Kenyatta Brown has served the company for the past eight years. Brown volunteers in operating the Atlantic City Electric Safety Trailer and participates in various company sponsored collection drives throughout the year. "It's great to work for a company that genuinely believes in the importance of volunteerism," he said. In December, Brown spearheaded a collection asking fellow employees to donate funds in support of the Community Food Bank of New Jersey, Southern Branch. Brown and his co-workers met the challenge and collected more than $1,500 for the Food Bank. 

In addition, Atlantic City Electric employees volunteered at the Food Bank in packing boxes with donated food items for those in need and held food drives across various company locations resulting in the collection of more than 900 pounds of food.

Also recognized with certificates of appreciation were the Atlantic City Electric linemen that operate the company's Safety Trailer that is used throughout the community to educate students, first responders, emergency personnel, among other groups on electrical safety.

Atlantic City Electric's Volunteer Initiative Program encourages employee participation in community volunteer activities. Each year, dozens of ACE employees donate tens of thousands of hours of their personal time to help support local organizations, community events and volunteer initiatives.

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