For Immediate Release
NEWARK, Del. (May 22, 2019) – Two Delmarva Power employees, Sarah Burgos and Victoria Land, 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, Delmarva Power's parent company, Exelon, announced a combined $15,000 in charitable contributions to the local nonprofits that the award winners support in Delaware.
"We're part of the fabric of Delaware and we view our volunteer work as a fundamental element of being part of the community," said Glenn Moore, Delmarva Power region vice president. "Through the Powering Communities program, we recognize employees who embody this principal 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 150 employees volunteered approximately 1,200 hours—120 hours more than this time last year—supporting nearly 71 local organizations. As part of this effort, a number of Delmarva Power employees joined Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County assisting with the building and renovation of four new townhomes for families in Wilmington's Hope Run development. Hope Run is an important part of the organization's neighborhood revitalization initiative. This is just one of the many volunteer opportunities Delmarva Power employees participated in during National Volunteer Month this year.
This year's Powering Communities Employee Volunteer Award winners at Delmarva Power were selected for their contributions to two organizations serving northern Delaware.
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 Delmarva Power 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, Delmarva Power contributed more than $1.2 million to local nonprofits, while its employees volunteered nearly 16,000 hours—which is more than 1,900 work days—to benefit approximately 460 organizations throughout Delaware and he Eastern Shore of Maryland. Together, employees at Delmarva Power 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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