Friday’s severe weather in the New Castle County area caused outages for about 14,000 customers. We have assessed heavy tree damage and flooding. Crews are back working around the clock to restore service for our customers. View the damage we're assessing here: https://youtu.be/4MBuu50y92I
For Immediate Release
Wilmington, DE, July 18, 2013
- The American Red Cross Delmarva Region presented Delmarva Power with the A Plus for Delmarva Award earlier today. The A Plus for Delmarva Award is given to a company or organization that demonstrates continuous philanthropic commitment to the American Red Cross.
Delmarva Power has been a longtime supporter of the American Red Cross. Delmarva Power employees are involved as Red Cross volunteers on many different levels such as Disaster Action Team members, serving on the Development Fundraising committee and as Board members. When large scale disaster operations are in progress, Delmarva Power has been a great partner in helping to communicate the Red Cross message to the community. From organizing joint media tours to distributing company-wide alerts, Delmarva Power makes certain residents of the Delmarva Peninsula receive Red Cross safety and preparedness tips. Also during times of disaster, Delmarva Power has generously provided support in addition to their traditional annual giving.
"Delmarva Power has continued to provide significant resources so we may continue to support our mission objectives and our volunteers. Over the past year alone, Delmarva Power redirected a corporate asset of 1,050 Red Cross Preparedness Kits for use by the Red Cross in various community outreach initiatives. In addition, they included the Red Cross on pre and post Superstorm Sandy media tours to help share what the Red Cross was doing to prepare and then respond to the event. The partnership between the American Red Cross and Delmarva Power is invaluable and we are extremely fortunate to work with the wonderful employees of Delmarva Power on so many levels." -- Patrick K. Delaney, Regional Executive, American Red Cross Delmarva Region
Pictured from left: Patrick K. Delaney, Regional Executive, American Red Cross Delmarva Region; Enid Wallace-Simms, Senior Public Affairs Manager, External Affairs, Delmarva Power; and Gary Stockbridge, President, Delmarva Power.
About Delmarva Power: Delmarva Power, a public utility owned by Pepco Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: POM), provides safe and reliable energy to more than 500,000 electric delivery customers in Delaware and Maryland and over 122,000 natural gas delivery customers in northern Delaware.