BGE HOME and Constellation Home Join Local United Way Chapters to Give “A Gift of Warmth” to Four Local Families

Home service providers provided new high-efficiency heating and
cooling systems and service calls to families in need

BALTIMORE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–This holiday season, four families received a much welcomed gift – a new
high-efficiency heating and cooling system – thanks to the “A Gift of
Warmth” program sponsored by BGE
, Constellation
and United
Way of Central Maryland
, United
Way of Frederick County
and United
Way of York County
. Deserving families from across BGE HOME’s
Maryland and Constellation Home’s Central Pennsylvania service
territories were nominated by fellow members of their community, and
winners in Baltimore, Millersville, and Thurmont, Md., and Hanover, Pa.
were selected.

The Lawson family’s new high-efficiency heating and cooling system was
installed by certified BGE HOME technicians in early January.

“We were asking how we were going to keep ourselves warm, how we were
going to keep the pipes from freezing,” said Mike Lawson of Baltimore.
“This couldn’t have happened at a better time.”

BGE HOME also assists with heating related calls to the 2-1-1
Maryland United Way Helpline
which provides unique community
information referral services to people in need of food, shelter, job
resources, health care, child care and other vital services. BGE HOME
provided heating repairs to 12 families in need, and supplied two new
heating systems and one new water heater to 2-1-1 Helpline callers in
December, including Patronella
Patterson of Baltimore who received a new heating system
after BGE
HOME technicians found her old system had a dangerous carbon monoxide

“BGE HOME and Constellation Home are privileged to be able to provide a
comfortable living environment for deserving members of our community
through the ‘A Gift of Warmth’ program,” said Kevin Klages, president,
BGE HOME. “A lack of reliable heating is a frightening reality during
the winter months, and we are glad to be able to ease that worry for a
few local families.”

The 2-1-1 Maryland United Way Helpline is one of four 2-1-1 call centers
in Maryland, and is available 24/7 in 150 languages. Anyone can dial
2-1-1 for free, confidential help.

“We believe that safe, affordable housing is a basic human need,
essential to keeping families stable,” said Mark Furst, president and
CEO, United Way of Central Maryland. “Thanks to BGE HOME’s ‘A Gift of
Warmth’ program, we are able to help ensure that even more families
remain safe and warm this winter, and are grateful for BGE HOME’s
generosity and extraordinary commitment to our mission.”

The heating and cooling systems were donated by TraneCarrier
and Slant/Fin.

About Constellation

The Constellation family of retail businesses are leading competitive
retail suppliers of power, natural gas and energy products and services
for homes and businesses across the continental United States.
Constellation’s retail businesses serve approximately 2 million
residential, public sector and business customers, including more than
two-thirds of the Fortune 100. Baltimore-based Constellation is a
subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), the nation’s leading
competitive energy provider, with 2014 revenues of approximately $27.4
billion, and more than 32,000 megawatts of owned capacity comprising one
of the nation’s cleanest and lowest-cost power generation fleets. Learn
more at
or on Twitter at @ConstellationEG.

BGE HOME is not the same company as BGE, a regulated utility.

BGE Home Products & Services, LLC is doing business as Constellation


Christina Pratt, 410-470-9700