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Delmarva Power Employees Assist Numerous Local Nonprofits During National Volunteer Month

NEWARK, Del. (May 8, 2018) – Delmarva Power employees volunteered nearly 1,100 hours at a variety of community service events throughout Delaware and Maryland in celebration of National Volunteer Month in April. Employees supported 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 customers and communities. ​

"We believe that being a part of our communities is about more than power lines and infrastructure," said Gary Stockbridge, Delmarva Power region president. "It means energizing our local communities, nonprofit partners, businesses, and workforce through philanthropy and volunteerism. While we celebrated and highlighted this work during National Volunteer Month, it is truly a year-round commitment for us and we take great pride in it."

Delmarva Power employees have been strong supporters of nonprofit and civic partners for many years, and service highlights during this year's National Volunteer Month included:

  • In Wilmington, Del., employees led the led clean-up efforts at Fox Point Park as part of the Christina Conservancy's Christina River Watershed Clean Up. The effort resulted in the removal of 13 tons of trash and debris! Delmarva Power Region President Gary Stockbridge also led an effort in Northeast Wilmington to prepare raised vegetable beds at Kingswood Community Center, laying the groundwork for a neighborhood produce stand the community center is launching later this year.
  • In Salisbury, Md., more than a dozen employees, family and friends joined together at the Halo Hope and Life Outreach Center, preparing and serving nutritious meals for nearly 100 residents in need from Wicomico County, Md. The volunteers provided table service to the residents, giving them an enjoyable, restaurant-like experience.
  • In Smyrna, Del., more than 100 employees, families and friends joined more than 1,400 bikers and passengers in the Ride to the Tide, a charity motorcycle ride from Smyrna to Rehoboth Beach to raise money for Special Olympics of Delaware. This is the 8th year Delmarva Power has supported the event. This year's event raised $63,000 to support Special Olympics Delaware, which provides sports training and athletic competition for more than 4,200 children and adults with intellectual disabilities across Delaware.
  • In Newark, Del., volunteers spent several days helping the Food Bank of Delaware sort, package, and organize food and produce. Food Bank of Delaware provides nutritious foods to Delawareans in need and facilitates long-term solutions to the problems of hunger and poverty through community education and advocacy.
  • In Lewes, Del., employees joined the Walk for Autism raising money for Autism Delaware, which helps people with autism have opportunities to learn, grow and live full lives as included and valued members of their communities.

Delmarva Power is committed to enhancing the quality of life for its customers and the communities it serves. In 2017, Delmarva Power contributed more than $1.3 million to local nonprofits, while its employees volunteered nearly 11,300 hours to assist hundreds of organizations throughout Delaware and Maryland. Together, employees at Delmarva Power and the Exelon family of companies volunteered more than 210,000 hours with a variety of nonprofit organizations in 2017.

Find additional information by visiting www.delmarva.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/delmarvapower and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/delmarvaconnect. Delmarva Power's mobile app is available at www.delmarva.com/mobileapp.

 

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