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For Immediate Release
NEWARK, Del. (March 29, 2018) – In 2017, Delmarva Power contributed more than $1.3 million to local nonprofits, while its employees volunteered nearly 11,300 hours to help hundreds of organizations throughout Delaware and Maryland. These contributions are part of the company's commitment to community involvement and being a good corporate citizen for the communities where our employees live and work.
"Delmarva Power serves as a key partner for many Delaware and Maryland nonprofit organizations," said Gary Stockbridge, Delmarva Power region president. "In addition to providing safe, reliable and affordable energy to our customers, we take pride in playing an active role within the communities we serve. Our charitable contributions and volunteerism directly contribute to improving the quality of life for our customers and local communities throughout the region."
Delmarva Power's charitable contributions assist organizations that support education, the environment, arts and culture, and community development programs. In 2017, the company sponsored important community organizations including the Boy Scouts of America, the Girl Scouts, the American Heart Association, Junior Achievement of Delaware, Nemours Hospital for Children, and the American Red Cross.
Every charitable contribution from Delmarva Power also comes with a dedicated pledge of volunteers. The company's Energy for the Community program helps connect employees with volunteer opportunities throughout Delmarva Power's service area and recognizes their efforts. In 2017, more than 250 employees volunteered a combined total of more than 1,400 work days through the program, helping support nearly 280 organizations across Delaware and the Eastern Shore of Maryland. The top volunteers were honored at last month's Volunteer Appreciation Ceremony held at Dover Downs in Dover, Del.
In 2017, Delmarva Power's parent company Exelon and its 34,000 employees gave more than $52 million to nonprofits and volunteered over 210,000 hours with organizations across the country. This record-breaking community giving helped make a difference in the lives of nearly 3.8 million people last year, supporting more than 8,600 nonprofit organizations across 210 cities and 17 states and the District of Columbia.
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About Delmarva Power: Delmarva Power, a public utility owned by Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), provides safe and reliable energy to more than 520,000 electric delivery customers in Delaware and Maryland and approximately 132,000 natural gas delivery customers in northern Delaware.