For Immediate Release
MAYS LANDING, N.J. (May 22, 2019) – Three Atlantic City Electric employees, William Eppler Jr., Julie Reed, and Ronnie Town, have been recognized for their community volunteer work at the company's Powering Communities Employee Volunteer Awards Luncheon in Washington, D.C. To recognize the employees' hard work, Atlantic City Electric's parent company, Exelon, announced a combined $25,000 in charitable contributions to the local nonprofits that the award winners support in New Jersey.
"We are part of the fabric of South Jersey and we view our volunteer work as a fundamental element of being part of this community," said Susan Coan, Atlantic City Electric region vice president. "Through the Powering Communities program, we recognize employees who embody this principle of community service and show our gratitude to our many selfless colleagues who take time out of their day to give back to the communities we serve."
During National Volunteer Month in April, more than 100 employees volunteered nearly 1,800 hours to support approximately 50 local organizations. As part of this effort, dozens of Atlantic City Electric employees joined the Funny Farm Rescue Animal Sanctuary to clean animal stalls, sanctuary grounds, and facilities used for sheltering unwanted, sick, injured, and abused animals. The Funny Farm Rescue Animal Sanctuary is a 15-acre privately-owned farm in southern New Jersey that cares for more than 550 animals. This is just one of the many volunteer opportunities Atlantic City Electric employees participated in during National Volunteer Month this year.
This year's Powering Communities Employee Volunteer Award winners at Atlantic City Electric were selected for their contributions to three organizations serving South Jersey.
This year, 24 employees across the Exelon family of companies were recognized for their efforts and their nonprofit partners each received grants from the company. An external selection committee, comprised of leaders from the nonprofit community, selected these dedicated individuals for their volunteer efforts. Since 2007, the awards program has recognized more than 220 employees and provided more than $1.7 million to nonprofit partners.
Through the Powering Communities program, hundreds of Atlantic City Electric employees volunteer annually to support initiatives including arts and culture, community development, environmental sustainability, and education initiatives that align with the company's purpose of powering a cleaner and brighter future for its customers and communities.
In 2018, Atlantic City Electric contributed more than $1 million to local nonprofits, while its employees volunteered more than 21,000 hours—which is more than 2,600 work days—to benefit about 300 organizations throughout southern New Jersey. Together, employees at Atlantic City Electric and the Exelon family of companies volunteered more than 240,000 hours with a variety of organizations across the country in 2018.
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